Sometimes people are beautiful.The story is sweet, with odd but likable characters who really start to grow on you after a while. I'll be honest and say that halfway through the book, I started to wonder where the story was going, as it meandered along in a seemingly aimless manner. But Zusak is such a gifted storyteller and every word and phrase is placed just so, part of a larger whole.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.
If you've already read The Book Thief, don't read this book expecting a similar type of story. I Am the Messenger is unique in its own way, but it's the type of book that will sneak up on you and crawl into your heart while you were preparing to not enjoy the story. It's a story that I'll be thinking of for another day or two for sure, but I won't say any more for fear of accidentally spoiling something! Just read it. It's good. It's really, really good.