So, I'm sure most of you who read YA know who Markus Zusak is. The Book Thief is his more popular novel, if you need a refresher.
I Am the Messenger is about a nineteen year old underage cab driver named Ed. After he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That's when he starts getting aces in the mail and becomes the messenger. He starts meeting people and helping them, sometimes through hurting them. But who is behind Ed's messages?
I Am the Messenger was awesome. It exceeded my expectations, because while The Book Thief was well written, I didn't like it very much. I really enjoyed this one. The writing was very good, the characters and messages were interesting, and I was really pleased with the ending. I'd recommend that people read this book first instead of The Book Thief, but that's only because he wrote this one first. They are two completely different books with the same beautiful writing. Zusak is in my top twenty favorite authors for this book. Not that I have my twenty favorite authors list arranged. So many awesome books, so little time. I can't decide. Four and a half out of five overall.