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I Am the Messenger

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
May 09, 2006 | 368 Pages
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    May 09, 2006 | 368 Pages | Young Adult

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    Feb 08, 2005 | 368 Pages | Young Adult

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    Dec 18, 2007 | 368 Pages | Young Adult

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    Sep 26, 2006 | 520 Minutes | Young Adult

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The Book Thief is unsettling and unsentimental, yet ultimately poetic. Its grimness and tragedy run through the reader’s mind like a black-and-white movie, bereft of the colors of life. Zusak may not have lived under Nazi domination, but The Book Thief deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel’s Night. It seems poised to become a classic.” –USA Today
"Zusak doesn’t sugarcoat anything, but he makes his ostensibly gloomy subject bearable the same way Kurt Vonnegut did in Slaughterhouse-Five: with grim, darkly consoling humor.”
Time Magazine
"Elegant, philosophical and moving…Beautiful and important."
Kirkus Reviews, Starred
"An extraordinary narrative."
School Library Journal, Starred
"Exquisitely written and memorably populated, Zusak’s poignant tribute to words, survival, and their curiously inevitable entwinement is a tour
de force to be not just read but inhabited."
The Horn Book Magazine, Starred
"One of the most highly anticipated young-adult books in years."
The Wall Street Journal

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ALA Best Books for Young Adults WINNER 2006

Kentucky Bluegrass Master List WINNER 2006

Michael L. Printz Honor Book WINNER 2006

Printz Honors WINNER 2006

Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List WINNER 2006

New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award NOMINEE

L.A. Times Book Prize FINALIST 2005

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