Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers (May 31, 2006)
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?
I've been a Zusak fangirl ever since I read THE BOOK THIEF so of course when I saw this book in the library I had to pick it up. It didn't disappoint. Zusak has a tendency to have me racing through the pages and then leave me amazed, shocked, and confused (in a good way) when I finally close the book. I think this is one of those books you have to read several times to truly enjoy and figure out all its secrets. I couldn't even think straight for like two hours after I finished.
The writing was incredible and gorgeous as always. There were several lines that I had to write down in a notebook because they were just so...right. I love Ed's voice and his personality. I love how every character felt like a real person. Like Suzanne or the Rose boys or even Ed is someone that I could pass on the street walking through town.
I'm glad that Ed and Audrey finally got together. Ed delivering the message to Audrey was one of the best book moments ever.