Book Review| I Am The Messenger

Hey everyone! It’s Sunday and I’m actually doing a post. Today I am finally reviewing I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak; author of The Book Thief. This is a teen book and a brilliant one at that. Let’s get started!

Title: I Am The Messenger

Author: Markus Zusak

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Young Adult

# of pages: 360

My Rating: 5/5 stars

Goodreads Rating: 4.09/5 stars

Amazon Rating: 4.3/5 stars

Goodreads Summary:

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?

My Thoughts:

From page one, I Am The Messenger had me glued to the pages. There was so much suspense and action. As it progressed, new characters were introduced in such detail that I felt like I knew them. Ed Kennedy, the main character is such a great guy! At first I was confused about The Doorman. I thought it was an actual doorman… really it’s Ed’s old dog. Once the first card arrives, Ed’s life is turned upside down. For the better and the worse. I loved this book to bits. There was so much imagery and detail to it. You felt what Ed felt in each and every situation. I without a doubt recommend this book!!

That’s a wrap! What are your thoughts on I Am The Messenger? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Book Traveling Thursday (#20): Childhood

Hey everyone! Tomorrow’s Friday and that means it’s almost the weekend 🙂 Next week I finish Middle School. That’s pretty exciting and nerve racking at the same time. Book Traveling Thursday is an amazing meme hosted by the brilliant Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. You definitely need to check them out if you haven’t already! To learn more about the meme, future themes and more, go to the meme’s Goodreads page here. This week’s theme is:

Yesterday was International Children’s Day!! Choose a book you would read in your childhood if you could go back in time.

I sure read a lot as a child! For this theme I have to choose Holes by Louis Sacher. I never really have thought of this as a children’s book but I guess it is! I never got around to reading this and I wish I had.


Original Cover/Cover From My Country (US):

Favorite Cover(s):



O Polegar de DeusUnknown Language

Những cái hốVietnamese

Ямы (Holes, #1)Russian

My favorite out of these is probably the Vietmanese one because it has a cartoon look.

Least Favorite(s):

Löcher. Die Geheimnisse von Green Lake.German


Tabăra (Holes, #1)Romanian

Ett hål om dagenSwedish

My least favorite out of these is the Finnish one because it isn’t very pretty or detailed.

That’s a wrap! What are your favorite and least favorite covers? Let me know! 

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Book Traveling Thursdays!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂