Review: I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak (Spoiler-Free)
I was absolutely enthralled by this book. I think that's the best way to describe how it felt reading it. And, it wasn't just because I wanted to know who was behind Ed's mission, it was mostly because of how interesting every character's story was. A lot can be taken away from this book, especially the idea that anyone can make a difference, even if they are the one who needs to feel that difference.
“Maybe everyone can live beyond what they're capable of.”
- Markus Zusak (I Am the Messenger)
“It's not a big thing, but I guess it's true--big things are often just small things that are noticed.” - Markus Zusak (I Am the Messenger)
Ed Kennedy is a beat-up guy living in a beat-up town. He loves a girl who cannot love, and two guys hopelessly lost. They play cards in a game called Annoyance, and are each others' only true friends. This is Ed Kennedy's whole life, besides underage cab driving, until the first ace comes in the mail. On it is written a message. The first of many that will not only change his life, but many others'.
Song I was reminded of while reading: Home Alone