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.