Hidden in the Shelves (5)

Hidden in the Shelves is a feature where I show off a discovery (or rediscovery) that I came across while shelving books for work.

I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

Meet Ed Kennedy—underage cabdriver, pathetic cardplayer, and useless at romance. He lives in a shack with his coffee-addicted dog, the Doorman, and he’s hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence, until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That’s when the first Ace arrives. 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?

Thanks to Goodreads for the summary. This is a bit of a rediscovery. I think I may have heard of it last year around the time I read The Book Thief but didn’t give it much thought at the time. I want to pick this up because of The Book Thief. Sure the summary sounds a bit weird. I also thought that about The Book Thief and ended up completely loving it. Mr. Zusak definitely won me over so I have to trust him a bit.

7 thoughts on “Hidden in the Shelves (5)

  1. I’ve heard of this one before, but didn’t realize it was by Markus Zusak! I adored (although I’m not sure that word is strong enough) The Book Thief; I would definitely read this one just because of who wrote it!

  2. This sounds interesting… but I need to get to The Book Thief first. I’ve been putting it off because I am really not a fan of Holocaust books, but I think The Book Thief might be an exception.

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