I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

No. of pages: 357
Rating: 9/10

Synopsis: 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?

Review: When Ed accidentally stops a bank robbery, he's considered a hero. Then the aces start arriving, on each ace are a list of people Ed has to help, so off on his mission he goes, only it's not exactly what he expected. This book follows Ed as he tries to help the people on the aces he's sent, wondering all the while who's behind it all...

Reading the first few chapters of this I didn't really think it was my 'thing', it took a while to get used to the writing but once I did I really enjoyed it. Ed the main character is completely loveable, even though he's supposed to be a weak aimless guy, you can't help but like him for it, especially as the story moves along. The other characters of the people Ed helps were great too, you really had a sense of why they needed whatever they did, and so you kind of felt like you really got to know each and everyone one, even though most were only briefly there. The story itself is really good, it kept me wondering who would be next and what would happen, and it kept it up right until the last page. Definitely one I'd recommend, it's a great book, although don't go into it thinking it'll be like The Book Thief, because it's completely different, but not in a bad way.
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