Being reviewed today is the very cool book, "The Messenger" or "I Am The Messenger" by Markus Zusak.
This is the blurb!
"protect the diamonds
survive the clubs
dig deep through the spades
feel the hearts
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?"
Let's follow Ed on his mission!
I absolutely adore Markus Zusak, let me just state that now. Whenever people ask me for my favourite book, I instantly blurt out in one huge and unhearable sentence
He has such a way with words that just makes me turn into a teary baby.
So sad to disappoint, but this book did not make me cry either :P
Now, I didn't get the cover that I posted at the start. I got this cover instead!
I did like Ed though. He was a very realistic character that had noticeable flaws, he has the same thought pattern I would have if I got this mission. "Wait, what?"
And I liked how he did struggle with it at first, he didn't instantly turn into Superman and took on the challenge with all of him. He didn't want it, it was hard, and he didn't even know what he was meant to do. But when he finally stopped fighting it, and accepted it, he was all totally
I would still recommend it to friends, as it's interesting and it makes you think of how much change you can make in another person's life. You don't need to be Superman to save everyone, you just need to be you everyday and observe.
I'd rate this a 5/10, would recommend it to friends, but it did not make me cry and it's probably one I wouldn't read again :)
Now my favourite quote! I was SUPER TORN, so I put in two ;)
1. “Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.”
2. “Maybe everyone can live beyond what they're capable of.”