I Am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak
The plot is really different. When I got the book I was so excited to read it. It sounded like a mystery and I really wanted to find out what was behind the aces. It was scary, exciting, and laugh-out-loud funny at some points. But it also dissapointed me.
Ed Kennedy is 19 and too young to be driving a cab, yet he does anyways. He has no motivation in life. Just to sit around and play cards with his friends and dog... who drinks coffee. He also is almost like a mindreader. Or else he just likes to talk to people in their minds and he just assumes they know what he is thinking. It's kind of weird. But I liked going through the story and watching how his character changed and how his view of life changed along with his heart.
The ending was confusing though. I'm not going to tell you what happens, but the book unfolds and your at the end thinking OMG! what is going on?! and the end happens and I was just like... what a bust. The theme of the story was beautiful: everyone can live beyond what they are capable of. The book had a good idea, but I don't think it was exactly carried out in the best way. It's worth a read, just not one of my favorites.
Overall Rating: 2 stars