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I Am the Messenger

I Am the Messenger
Author: Markus Zusak
ISBN 13: 9780375836671
ISBN 10: 375836675
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2006-05-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 357
List Price: $10.99

This teen gem about an unambitious teenager whose life is suddenly turned upside down by anonymous messages has it all mystery, humor, romance, friendship.

Meet Ed Kennedy underage cab driver, pathetic card player, and useless at romance. He lives in a shack 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?

Michael L. Printz Honor Winner

Publishers Weekly

In our Best Books citation, PW called this tale of a teenage Australian cabdriver who thwarts a bank robbery and sets off an intricate chain of events "compulsively readable." Ages 12-up. (May) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.