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I Am the Messenger (Hardcover) (Markus Zusak)
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By the author of the extraordinary international bestseller The Book Thief, this is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists, and love.Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.That's when the first ace arrives in the mail. 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?This book is a 2005 Michael L. Printz Honor Book and recipient of five starred reviews.
The dull and drab life of Ed, an underage cab driver with a coffee-addicted dog, takes an unexpected turn when he accidentally stops a bank robbery and finds himself being placed in charge of watching out for the entire town per a visit from the mysterious Ace.
Number of Pages: 357.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Action + Adventure / General, Social Issues / Self-Esteem + Self-Reliance, Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings
Series Title: BCCB Blue Ribbon Fiction Books (Awards)
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: Teen
Author: Markus Zusak
Street Date: February 8, 2005
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-6209