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By the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book Thief, this is a cryptic journey filled with laughter, fists, and love.

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?
This book is a 2005 Michael L. Printz Honor Book and recipient of five starred reviews.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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I Am the Messenger
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The best book I've read. Ever.
July 22nd, 2015
This book was hard to find, being on the bottom shelf, easy to get into, and impossible to put down. Through the eyes of Ed Kennedy, we see lessons of kindness, of potential, of inner struggle, and of love. Most people know Zusak for The Book Thief, which was a good book with its imagery, but this is just as great of a read with its reality.
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December 31st, 2013
An enjoyable book. Very well written and will keep you hooked.
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A fantasy set among the mundane
February 13th, 2013
We are the message of our life. Actions and attitudes speak the message whether we intend them to or not. This book examines the messages sent by human interaction and relationships. The common threads that we try to ignore, bind us inextricably together.
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