I Am the Messenger
by Markus Zusack
Ed Kennedy is an underage cab driver living an ordinary life with his dog, the Doorman, until he stops a bank robbery and starts getting playing cards in the mail leading him to people who need his help.
I enjoyed this. I didn’t have any expectations going into it. I didn’t know anything about it when I got it, and I haven’t read any of Markus Zusack’s other work before. thought it was well written, the characters and their lives were believable. And the problems Ed was sent to confront were real problems that ordinary people live with all the time.
Ed was meant to help with big things, like the tragic situation at 45 Edgar Street, to seemingly small acts of kindness, like at 114 Glory Road. He had to identify the troubles of strangers and take a closer look at the lives of his friends and family. The ending was not what I expected, but the message was a good one.