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Do not use "website address" as a reference. Alterations at this stage are not allowed as they are expensive and may have to be charged to the authors. People who read a lot become naturally eloquent with their spiels. I'm no good storyteller or even possess a modicum of empathetic writing skills but in some way, I'm just commenting on the writing style, I write like that. A bit. But I do have a penchant for, maybe even a propensity to poetic litany, as may be evident from my raving reviews where all I do is prosaically ramble.
And then, when those boisterous words became my friends I was just swept off my feet. No looking back. After understanding this and coming to terms with the mysterious instances of the story I was hooked in. Simply so awed by the sheer idea of it. And I wanted nothing more than to know who was behind all this? All the painstaking frenzy. The rigmarole. All this and one question, Who? And when I did get the answer much later, I wanted nothing but shout it out loud.
Simple, because I felt like it. Ed sees a plethora of quandaries and concerns, and along with him we see it with a shattering clarity which I must attribute to his perspicacity. Mental dejection and Physical abuse. Smothering solitude or inundating also-rans. Lost love and lost purposes and scabrous violence.
There is so much around us that happens. The bad. The worse. The unjust. The unrighteous. The simply sad. So much but do we spare a single second to think about them. We don't. Because it's not our responsibility. Because we have our problems to heed to without the burden of others. Because we are selfish. Ed is both the messenger and the message. But the book has a translucent plane of dubiety and one can interpret it in different ways. And in that process we discover ourselves.
Yes we, always do. It's like I can imagine the look on Ed's face. Because that's what is on mine too. The writing was good. There was a certain desperation in the words to be heard out, that threatened to become vociferous. It was irksome in the beginning but slowly became dearer and now, it is somehow etched on my mind. And the ending. So there was Scarlet , and I quote her verbatim, "pure unadulterated Zusak genius" , she told me.
Truer words never spoken. Rose said that it is a bit confusing, it takes time to sink in and when it does it haunts you. She is just so right. And Summer recommended it to me and told me that I'd love it. And I did, didn't I? I think I'm procrastinating telling you about the ending because in all honesty, I don't know what to say. In all it's ardent verity. And in all it's indelible beauty. Haven't I said enough? View all 34 comments. Jul 26, jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves: favourites.
View all 14 comments. After accidentally preventing a bank robber from escaping, Ed Kennedy receives his first playing card with three addresses written on it. He understands that he needs to deliver a message to each of these places, but the card offers no further instructions. The messages vary from simple to horribly complex and painful, but they all have one thing in common: they need Ed to shake them up and save them from themselves. I think the most wonderful thing about Zusak is the surprising humanity of his characters.
Not only do they come alive for the reader, but they also take so many different roles in the process. Their simple acts of kindness often end up being impressive and life-changing. My only regret is that the same cannot be said about Audrey. I Am the Messenger will make you happy in at least three ways: it will give you a truly authentic, approachable story that will go straight through your heart, it will make you examine the way you treat complete strangers and it will catch you completely off guard.
I wish I could hold up that knife and tear open the world. In bed, I cling to that thought. I suppose many people will not be comfortable with the ending. I thought it was unexpected, brilliant like the man himself , mind-blowing still picking up the pieces and audacious. Choosing a favorite quote this time was just like choosing a favorite child, but there was one I needed to share: What would you do if you were me? Tell me. Please tell me! Your fingers turn the strangeness of these pages that somehow connect my life to yours.
Your eyes are safe. The story is just another few hundred pages of your mind. I have to go through with this, considering the cost at every turn. Nothing will ever be the same. For this and more of our reviews, visit The Nocturnal Library Thanks to the lovely Jasprit for reading this with me. View all 54 comments. For me, it's here. It's now. I have a handwritten book list I made when I was "But you're far from this. I have a handwritten book list I made when I was younger, long before Goodreads and this was on it, so I gave it a go, and was thoroughly entertained!
Ed Kennedy is a nobody. An underage cab driver in a small town, he goes to work, plays cards with his friends Ritchie, Marv and Audrey, hangs out with his dog The Doorman; and this is his life. Until he survives a bank robbery.
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Until he becomes an overnight hero. Suddenly Ed is receiving playing cards in the post with addresses on. The addresses of people who need a message, but what each message is; is something Ed needs to figure out himself. From a sweet old lady with dementia, to a local priest and his estranged brother. Ed visits a total of 12 homes, and has an different effect on each and household. I loved following Ed, and the relationships he made with these people.
Some of them had never experienced any form of kindness, and it was wonderful to see the impact 1 person can have. All the while, Ed has no idea who is sending the cards, or why. He wanted to test Ed, to see if he could become more, than just an average Joe. The greatest part of this book for me lies in two parts. The first is Ed himself. He is a fantastic protagonist and so relatable - you can't help but root for him. The second part is the message itself, the power of kindness, that people can really make a difference.
This book was wholesome, and enjoyable, and absolute proof that Markus Zusak is an author to be reckoned with. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are. View all 8 comments. Charlotte May Keen: that was a cool interview, thanks! Sep 21, AM. Keen No probs at all. He comes across as a very likeable guy! Sep 21, PM. I knew nothing about this book going in other than that it was by The Book Thief author. I probably never would have tried it without that being the case, so it does pay off to have one big bestseller!
This odd little story is touted as a Young Adult book. Um, I mean, I guess it could be, but it doesn't really feel like one. All of the main characters are adults and the story doesn't stand out to me as something that would specifically appeal to young readers. But, hey, I am a grown up so what do I knew nothing about this book going in other than that it was by The Book Thief author. But, hey, I am a grown up so what do I know!?
It is definitely unique and kind of hard to explain. It has lots of little stories within the main story and kind of a "Pay It Forward" vibe. It can definitely be given the designation as being a feel good story. I also mentioned The Book Thief above dang, I am going to have to start adding cross reference notations to this review! If you are hoping for another Book Thief, this is not it.
But, not in a bad way. This is a great book, it is just nothing like The Book Thief. In fact, there is no way I would have thought they were the same author. I think that is a pretty good quality to have as an author: the ability to write many good books that don't feel like the same thing rehashed. Looking for a decent, quick, feel good read?
Give this one a go! View all 25 comments. Jan 04, Maureen rated it really liked it. This book was pretty fantastic TBH. Ed was an overall likeable character, though sometimes he said and did some very problematic things, especially in his relationship with girls. But most people in life are problematic in one way or another, so relatable reallife. This book was a bit hard for me to get into at first and took some easing in but once I was in I wanted to finish it ALL!
The ending was a little weird and abrupt, but kind of fit the book. Ed's conclusions and thoughts were what made the ending rather than the events. It's such a unique story, setting, and overall book that I would definitely recommend it. View all 3 comments. Shelves: , young-adultery , man-tears , homework-from-the-ladies.
Nineteen year old cab driver Ed Kennedy foils a bank robbery and soon finds himself receiving cryptic messages in the mail written on playing cards. Each card bears hints toward three people Ed must help in some way. Will Ed ever find out who is behind is mysterious messages? Apart from books by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, this is my first foray into young adult literature and I enjoyed it immensely. I think the first thing that pulled me in was that Ed is a lot like I was at nineteen.
I like Nineteen year old cab driver Ed Kennedy foils a bank robbery and soon finds himself receiving cryptic messages in the mail written on playing cards. I like to think I had a little more confidence but I had no idea what I wanted to do either and I'm reasonably sure I was secretly in love with a girl who was only interested in being friends at the time as well.
And hell, I'm damn sure I would have taken up the messenger role like Ed did had I gotten playing cards in the mail. The supporting cast was very well done, from Ed's friends Marv, Ritchie, and Audrey, to the people he bore messages to, like Sophie, Milla, and the spoilerific rest of them. The writing was superb. I liked Ed's self-deprecating sense of humor and found a lot of parts very touching. I had a lot more to say about this while I was reading it but got caught up in the story and forgot most of what I'd planned.
Kind of like waking from a dream and resolving to write it down in the morning, then not being able to remember anything at all. It reminded me of G. Five easy stars. I'll be reading more YA and Markus Zusak in the future. View all 11 comments. Some books you instantly love - they reach you , unconditionally. Others you hate with passion and you would happily burn them if only you weren't reading ebooks also, you really don't want to have something in common with every tyrant out there.
Then they're the mild, non-committal threes and two-and-a-half, better known as the great shelf of meh. Do not be fooled by my 2.
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Indeed this rating is to be taken as 2. Indeed this rating is to be taken as a chicken-hearted average to somehow express the utter confusion I've been feeling. Here's the thing : While I cannot deny that some parts were pretty great , especially when it comes to the pacing rather fast-paced , even though it took me 4 days to read it, which is a lot for me and that I liked most of the writing - - Oh, about that.
Markus Zusak 's writing often revolves around short sentences - now, I know that some readers don't like them, but I often find myself enjoying that kind of writing when done well. Yet it is a little too dramatic sometimes, I can't deny it. However, it sounded perfect to convey Ed's sarcasm and "woe-is-me" general attitude , and contributed to make the novel seem more action-packed When it is.
I was less than impressed with the constant undercurrent of sexism , didn't like the cop-out ending I don't know if I expected too much, but it was a real letdown also, it has been done before I did roll my eyes oops but for fuck sake, cheesy much? Ed, Ed, Ed Local loser. Cornerstone of mediocrity. Sexual midget. Pathetic card-player. And now weird-shit magnet on top of it. Admit it. It's not a bad list I'm building up. Albeit unintentionally sometimes, I couldn't help but laugh. He seems to spend the whole book complaining about them.
Well to be fair, he spends a huge amount of time bitching about himself too. I'm not saying that I couldn't understand it but why not warn someone?? Why did Markus Zusak decide to make it okay for us to witness someone being raped countless times not graphic, but we know it is happening before moving along the plot? It made me sick. The brothers? Not impressed by his solution is the only thing I can say. Aw poor guys needed to bond over violence. I might shed a tear. I mean, did you see the female characters? Above that, did you freaking notice how Ed described them?
Apart from Milla, the octogenarian, every female character is portrayed through her sexual behavior and her looks, view spoiler [even Ed's mother, in the end hide spoiler ]. I will not bore you through the details but silly bitch , really? Not to mention Ed's weird obsession on women legs no exaggeration and the way he tries to convince us that Audrey must have sex with him. Why the fuck should she, really. Finally, am I the only one who found Sophie's parts incredibly disturbing? I know she's 15 and not 8, BUT the way Ed emphasizes on her very young age all the time got to me after a while and therefore I couldn't help but find his attraction a little gross.
What can I say, the story was more fun in Montmartre Where the fuck is this town , anyway? Never mind. Far from me the intent of spoiling the plot, so I'll let it at that, but damn, it ruined the "shock value" of the ending in my opinion. So glaringly obvious? Nobody can disagree with that, and yet I'm sorry, but it reads like a Nike advertisement. Disappointing read.
For more of my reviews, please visit View all 24 comments. Feb 03, Mario rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , own-read , own , best-of-the-best. Sometimes people are beautiful. The Book Thief is one of my favorite books ever if not my favorite book ever , then how is it possible that I loved I Am the Messenger even more?
This book is just I'm not really good at putting my thoughts into words so I know that nothing I could ever say will bring this book justice but that still won't stop me from trying. First of all, it took me a long time to read th Sometimes people are beautiful. First of all, it took me a long time to read this book, but it wasn't the books fault.
I had to study for a test to get into college I got accepted, YAY! But even that didn't stop me from enjoying this book completely. I think if I had the time I would finish it in one sitting. At the beginning, I thought that I was reading just an ordinary book, with ordinary characters and their ordinary lives. But now, that I've finished it, I can say that this book is anything but ordinary. It made me laugh, it made me tear up, it made me angry, and at the ending it left me feeling emotionally drained, but also really happy if that makes any sense. It really touched me, and made me think about things that I and a lot of us just take for granted.
I can't count the times when I've read a quote from this book that made me stop reading and just think about it for a few seconds. And the ending is the reason that I ended up liking this book even more than the The Book Thief. I'm not gonna say anything about the ending, except that it blew my mind and that I still get goosebumps thinking about it. So I think that's enough from me, cause I feel like if I continue I'll start getting emotional, and I wouldn't want that. So in conclusion, amazing book that will stick with me for the rest of my life, and that I will definitely come back to more than once.
View all 23 comments. Mar 04, Mary S. Yes, that book will always be one of the best and most treasured books in my mind. And yet, I Am the Messenger made me realise my worry was for nothing. Sure, nothing will ever be like that one book; but does that mean they're not worth reading?? They are beyond beautiful in their own way. Every step of the way. Tearing open your soul to stitch it back together I suggest you try reading with my recommended playlist at the end of the review :] TW: rape and sexual assault not detailed , stalking a little , bullying Storyline The gunman is useless.
I know it. He knows it. The whole bank knows it. But brave or stupid or crazy, that decision is why he gets chosen. Chosen to be the messenger. And at nineteen, Ed Kennedy found that first card in the mail. One by one. The addresses. The names. The messages. The vague instructions. The envelopes. The guy. The suitcase. The hitmen. And a gun. I ask you: What would you do if you were me? It creaks and wails and only I can hear it. I ask myself. Within a few moments I ask it many times. But chosen for what?
I ask. Not anymore. He has a purpose here. He just has to find it. I feel the fear, but I walk fast toward it. Nothing really ends at the end. Things just keep going as long as memory can wield its ax, always finding a soft part in your mind to cut through and enter. The Message This book is a lot about helping each other. About humanity, and how we turn our faces away from others' suffering—big or small. Too afraid to do a thing.
Too preoccupied with ourselves. But Albert Einstein said it best: Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. Sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest difference. This is everything. So many of us just go on, aloof, thinking we are where we want to be. And so many of us are wrong. Usually, we walk around constantly believing ourselves. Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced. I think the ending was everything this book needed, wrapping up all the messages in a nice gift box and handing it to us to maybe see beyond our noses.
Blind to everyone. Even ourselves. I call that the definition of genius. I'm trying and failing and trying and failing and trying to put words to the beauty of Markus Zusak's words. And failing. If you've read his masterpiece of a book, The Book Thief , you're familiar with his prose. If not, then you're gonna find out what the fuss is about!
Reading Markus Zusak, my breath flees. Lungs starve. Hands worry. Fingers dance. Eyelids clap in the drizzle of my eyes. Eyes cleave open hearts. Hearts shout. And here I sit. With broken words. The dots scattered. Well done, Ed. Well given up. His prose is like the scattered thoughts of a poet, partnering up words and nouns that you'd not have thought could give such stunning a dance and vivid a picture.
He holds the box out, puzzled, lifting it into the conversation. More than that is the constant presence of metaphors , discreetly weighing different parts of life. Like this one which perfectly explains how life goes on and how we move on, looking back for one last glance, committing it all to memory: We shake hands and walk in our different directions.
At the end of the road, just before I go around the corner, I turn one last time to see the lights. The judge greets me. Just Ed. Sheer mediocrity feels nice for a change. You aren't giving me enough to work with here, kid. My favourites were, however, the ones with an air of tragedy arou— ed: Who's tragic? Did you enjoy holding that gun to the guy's head and shooting? How about beating up that Rose kid?? My butt could be bleeding now!! Friendships can be complicated. Family relations can be complicated. Enmities can be complicated—no wait.
They are all complicated. And the author captures that so perfectly you'd think he's a magician. No kidding he probably is. Tradition can be a dirty word, especially around Christmas. For an hour, they endure each other. After that, they just manage to stomach each other. None of them felt paper-thin or paper-limited. God says nothing. I laugh and the stars watch. View all 51 comments. Jul 27, Jackie "the Librarian" rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: teens of all ages. Shelves: mysteries , teen-books-adults-can-enjoy. I threw this book across the room, and then I picked it back up, held it at arms length, and shook my head at it.
And then I thought about the way it held me in suspense, how it kept the kids in my teen book group reading and thinking, and I dusted it off and gave it a hug. Markus Zusak, you bastard! What has me reacting like a schizophrenic? Why, I can't tell YOU. That would spoil the book for you, and you really should read it. The basic plot is, a guy stops a bank robbery, gets written up in t I threw this book across the room, and then I picked it back up, held it at arms length, and shook my head at it.
The basic plot is, a guy stops a bank robbery, gets written up in the local paper, and then gets a mysterious message in the mail. It's the ace of hearts, I think, and with it is three addresses. No explanatory note, nothing. He checks out the addresses, and at each one, there's a situation that needs some help.
A girl runner needs encouragement, an immigrant family needs some Christmas cheer, a woman is being abused by her husband. Now, this guy is just a cab driver with no ambition, so he doesn't really want to get involved And, there are 3 more aces to go. Hope so. View all 10 comments. Apr 14, Shelly rated it it was amazing Shelves: listened-to-on-ipod. Plus it's popular with some friends, and I'm a follower like that. Anyway, I had to force myself to turn it off today so that I would have something to look forward to tomorrow. I'm halfway through.
The story and the reader's voice are mesmerizing! Don't want it to end. Review starts here: There's a series on PBS about these doctors--it may even be called "The Doctors," can't remember --anyway it's a documentary that follows a handful of Harvard Medical students from their first days in the classroom, to residency, to their eventual careers. I haven't seen each episode but my boyfriend was telling me how one of the students went on to become an ophthalmologist and would go to third world countries to examine people and hand out glasses every chance he got. He the doctor also confessed to being lonely because he worked so much and went on to talk about how when he retires he wants to travel and distribute more glasses.
My reaction was that a lot people who recognize where there is a need somewhere see it as something so overwhelming that even if they were to do something THAT something wouldn't be enough so they choose to do nothing or, at least I tend to feel that way. Whereas this guy is working hard and when the time comes for him to stop working and take some time for himself and his family all he can think about is all the people out there whose lives would be improved if they just had a new pair of glasses.
So simple. God bless him. This, for me, is the message of Zusak's "I Am The Messenger": You don't have to be great to do good, you just have to do it.
The story's protagonist, Ed Kennedy, is as the book emphasizes an ordinary 19 year old guy. He has no special skills, or talents. He's not really strong, or really funny, or really good at math. He's a cabbie who plays cards with his friends and has had a crush on the same girl since he sprouted his first pube but is way too passive and laid-back to do anything about it, like, for example, move on when it's not reciprocated. Ed's Mom is a complete nag who makes it clear to him that she prefers his siblings to him and that she expects nothing more from him than for him to fuck up.
Yet Ed, like most ordinary 19 year olds, doesn't dwell on his unfortunate relationship with his mother. Or the unfortunate state of affairs that are his life. But the unfortunate byproduct of Ed's unfortunate obliviousness to the reality of the world around him is that Ed is missing out on the big things. Like he says at one point "Big things are just the small things you notice.
Much like The Ghost of Christmas Past or Earl's list of bad deeds he must apologize for in the name of Karma, an outside source enters Ed's life to help lead him off the road of mediocrity and onto the road of good deeds. Ed's messages from an ominous stranger come in the form of playing cards in his mailbox with cryptic clues written on the back that Ed then must decipher and act upon. Ed has no clue who's behind the cards, or what the purpose of all this is but he carries on, unwittingly improving the lives of all the other ordinary people around him and in the process coming to understand himself, his mother, his friends and the girl who is the object of his desire on a deeper level.
What I loved so much about this book, aside from the writing and the characters and the setting and the suspense and the emotion, was that despite the novel's outlandishness, Ed's achievements and his impact on others is completely believable. You know that there is nothing significant about Ed. He has no superpowers, his acts of goodness were not preordained. Yet you don't doubt for a second that Ed's simple deeds make his world a better place. This story is sweet and thrilling and captivating and inspiring. I have no idea what makes it a "Young Adult" book and I refuse to be embarrassed for liking it so much.
Unlike "The Hills" which is clearly young adult and something any person over the age of 21 should be embarrassed to admit to liking. Fucking Spencer! What an asshole!
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Feb 20, Kim rated it really liked it Shelves: favorite-authors , gmba , the-kids-are-all-right. Stamp it on my forehead, folks. I'm here, I'm a blubbering fool, get used to it. I didn't have high expectations going into this novel, I'd heard it wasn't as good as 'The Book Thief' pfft But, I finished it in 7 hours and what can I say? I'm not a stupid sap. I could see the formula I knew what was coming. But, the writing makes up for it. Plus, a year-old-suffering-from-low-self-esteem-who-has-a-severe Stamp it on my forehead, folks.
Plus, a year-old-suffering-from-low-self-esteem-who-has-a-severe-case-of-unrequited-love-that-is-moved-enough-by-circumstances-presented-to-him-that-he-does-whatever-he-can-to-improve-their-situations?? With lines like this: "The yawn of a girl can be so beautiful it makes you cringe". It didn't change my lifebut it gave me a nice reprieve. Okay, my groupie side is showing. Bring it on Sep 09, Kassidy rated it really liked it Shelves: books-i-own. Markus Zusak does not disappoint! I love the message in this book and it leaves such a powerful impact!
View 2 comments. It's been months since I read this, so bear with me. But nonetheless, I still remember this book pretty clearly so hopefully it's not a problem. Anyway, so basically Honestly, I put off reading this book for a long time. I love The Book Thief so much that I was a little afraid to read more of Zusak's work just because my standards for his writing were set so ridiculously high. But, I shouldn't have worried, because I Am the Messenger is also s It's been months since I read this, so bear with me.
But, I shouldn't have worried, because I Am the Messenger is also super-duper amazing. Is it as phenomenal as The Book Thief? Eh, I don't know. It's hard to compare the two, since they're so drastically different. But this one was definitely just as powerful and unforgettable.
I've come to believe that Markus Zusak is just a magical writing god and that everything he touches turns to gold. He makes me want to throw my own writing in a fire. His writing is just so fantastic and his characters are so real It's just not fair. I just can't I'm actually going to review this book now. I Am the Messenger is the story of year-old Ed Kennedy, an underage cab driver who basically just plays cards and sucks at romance, and essentially isn't going anywhere in life.
Then one day, by chance, he ends up stopping a bank robbery Ed begins receiving playing cards with addresses written on them——and soon finds that he is being sent all over town to people who need his help. The question is, who is sending these cards and why have they chosen Ed? Because, it just is. Altogether, it's a pretty feel-good and uplifting story about the simple goodness of human nature, and about how the smallest actions can really change people's lives.
But, don't get me wrong; this isn't the " Pay It Forward " type of corny it sounds like. First of all, Ed is no "Gary Stu" of a character. He's sarcastic, he messes up, he makes mistakes So, it's not like he's some kind of magical guardian angel; he's conflicted about a lot of the things he has to do, and nervous to get involved in some people's lives——because he has to get involved in some pretty intense stuff.
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Basically, you just have to experience it. I found it to be really wonderfully written and executed, perfectly paced, hilarious, tragic, compelling, hopeful, believable Ahhh, it's just gorgeous. I give it an easy 5 stars and a standing ovation. When it returns, we hit it again. The laughter spins in front of us and we keep hitting it. Ed Kennedy is a nineteen-year-old taxi driver in a small town outside Sydney. An Aussie reader will recognise the characters and the rites of passage, but really, young people have a lot in common all over the world.
Some still live with parents and wish they could move, while some are on their own but ha 4. Some still live with parents and wish they could move, while some are on their own but have mixed feelings about their independence. He tells the story in his own words. I think there are a lot of kids who might relate to this love-hate relationship with their parents or elders.
This, for example, is pretty straightforward. Ma shouts at him over the phone and swears all the time, but he always stays calm. I should just tell the old cow to shut up, but I never have and never will. Just me. Good company. But Ed does kind of wonder if he will ever amount to anything. The story revolves around him and his three best friends, opening with an almost slapstick bank robbery gone wrong. Until things change. He receives an envelope with his name scrawled on it and a playing card inside.
The Ace of Diamonds. On the card, also scrawled, are three addresses. What the? How he figures out the message and what effect it has on him and others is the crux of the book. I have to say, Zusak does test my patience with his extravagant wordplay. There were many times I wanted to tell him to drop the pretentiousness and just get on with the story - but then I realised that that is Ed. He is not the dim-witted dill that he leads us to believe. To make me wake. It makes its way inside me and travels, quietly gnawing at my thoughts.
The name greets my eyes like a fist. I buddy read this with Vane! Click here to see her review. The story is moving, the message beautiful and the characters interesting and complex. It is also often very humorous and it ended up making me smile and even laugh many times. Do not go into this expecting it to be like The Book Thief, the two books are nothing alike and you will be disappointed.
For those with an open mind however, I believe this book has quite a lot to s I buddy read this with Vane! For those with an open mind however, I believe this book has quite a lot to say. The premise of the book intrigued me. We have Ed Kennedy, an ordinary year-old guy who finds himself in the middle of a bank robbery along with his three best friends. After the incident his life changes dramatically when Ed finds a mysterious playing card in his letter box with three addresses on it.
From here on out, Ed acts as a messenger, delivering to each and every person on the playing card what they need.
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