i am the messenger by markus zusak

02 Oct

A pretty laid back guy, Ed Kennedy, age 19, saves the day and become a hero by foiling a bank robbery to the shock of his friends and family. When life cannot get any weirder, Ed receives his first card in the mail. It’s an ace with three addresses written out on the card. What do the addresses mean and what is Ed suppose to do? Only his gut and the help of a few apparent thugs will guide him in his quest. But what is the overall message?

The book is written from the first person perspective and is very introspective. You really get into the mind of Ed and this slows down the plot a bit. The overall feeling of the book is a juxtaposition of hope and despair; beginnings and the feeling of being stuck. The place could be set anywhere and is not integral to the plot. If you like dogs, Doorman will bring the reader unusual humor. 2005, 357 pages.

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Posted by on October 2, 2007 in Young Adult


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