Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I Am the Messenger, by Markus Zusak

This book, I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak, is a story about a 19 year old taxi driver named Ed Kennedy. He doesn't really seem to have any purpose in his life. After he stops a bank robbery. a stranger starts mailing him playing cards with things to do on them, sort of like missions. He tries to figure out who this person is, why they're sending him these messages, and if he should do the missions or not. In my opinion this is a great book with a lot of elements including romance, and it's difficult to put down. I recommend this to anyone who wants a really uplifting story that's told in a creative way.

-Reviewed by Jackie, grade 9.

It's Kind of a Funny Story, by Ned Vizzini

This book, It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini, is a story about a depressed kid named Craig. He's 15 and he lives with his family in Brooklyn. He becomes suidical and checks himself into a psychiatric hospital. There he meets many interesting people who's personalities range from being very friendly to highly delusional. After reading this book I realized how uplifting it was. It gives the reader time to sit back and really evaluate the quality of their lives. It's great read for teens.
-Reviewed by Jackie, grade 9