Book Club

I Am The Messenger by Markus Zuzak (author of The Book Thief )
This is an intriguing novel involving Ed Kennedy and his three young friends who all appear to have reached a dead end.  All are low in self esteem and lack motivation.  Out of the blue, Ed receives a succession of four Ace playing cards from an unknown source and each card bears three cryptic messages/instructions for him to follow.  This leads him to become involved with a great variety of characters and his reactions towards both them and the messages impact upon the lives of Ed and his three friends.  This novel is well written and both highly imaginative and humorous.  It was enjoyed by most of us.  Cherry Taylor & Anne Cook.