I Am the Messenger

By Zusak, Markus

Publishers Summary:
After capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help, and he begins getting over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness. Meet Ed Kennedy, underage cabdriver, pathetic cardplayer, and useless at romance. He lives in a shack with his coffee-addicted dog, the Doorman, and he's hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence, until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That's when the first Ace arrives. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. . . . Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary), until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission? Winner of the 2003 Childrenâ‚‚s Book Council Book of the Year Award in Australia, I Am the Messenger is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists, and love.

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ISBN
978-0-37583-099-0 978-0-37593-099-7
Publisher
Knopf


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2005

Gr 9-Up Nineteen-year-old cabbie Ed Kennedy has little in life to be proud of: his dad died of alcoholism, and he and his mom have few prospects for success. He has little to do except share a run-down apartment with his faithful yet smelly dog, drive his taxi, and play cards and drink with his amiable yet similarly washed-up friends. Then, after he stops a bank robbery, Ed begins receiving anonymous messages marked in code on playing cards in the mail, and almost immediately his life begins to swerve off its beaten-down path. U...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2005

Ed Kennedy is the messenger. Days after surprising even himself by halting a bungled bank robbery, Ed receives a playing card in the mail—an ace of diamonds with three addresses written on it. As he visits each location, the aimless nineteen-year-old cabbie discovers troubled occupants in desperate need of assistance, including an abused wife and a lonely widow. Drawn to help (he runs the abusive husband out of town a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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