The group enjoyed Markus Zusak’s book The Messenger and are very keen for him to write another book. We loved the way it was structured, and the language used. The characters were very well developed and believable as people. We enjoyed the element of mystery where Ed had to first work out what the cards meant and then once he had found the people concerned how to help them We weren’t exactly sure about the ending of the book but to most of us it didn’t matter. We were completely taken with the story. It is a story of hope, and coming of age. The group rated it a 7.5 out of 10.