I Am the Messenger (Hardcover)

By Markus Zusak

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375830990, 368pp.

Publication Date: February 8, 2005

List Price: 16.95*
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Description

DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.
 

From the author of the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller The Book Thief, I Am the Messenger is an acclaimed novel filled with laughter, fists, and love.
 


A MICHAEL L. PRINTZ HONOR BOOK
FIVE STARRED REVIEWS

 
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?


About the Author

Markus Zusak is the author of Fighting Ruben Wolfe and Getting the Girl. He lives in Sydney, Australia, where he writes, occasionally works in a real job, and plays for a losing soccer team.


Praise For I Am the Messenger

“Funny and gripping.” —The Miami Herald
 
“Both serious and funny, touching and exciting.” —The Salt Lake Tribune
 
“Fresh and thought-provoking.” —The Grand Rapids Press
 
“Raucous, poignant, and at times laugh-out-loud funny.” —BookPage
 
“Compulsively readable.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred
 
“Unpretentious, well conceived, and appropriately raw.” —School Library Journal, Starred
 
“Zusak outdoes himself here.” —The Bulletin, Starred
 
“Zusak succeeds brilliantly.” —Booklist, Starred
 
“Funny, engrossing, and suspenseful.” —KLIATT, Starred