Markus Zusak's mind is one for the ages. The premises of his novels are highly regarded as one of the very best and it just makes me feel proud to be Australian. I really enjoyed that it kept me constantly engaged whilst being a very easy book to read. The message at the end is crystal clear that I think everybody should read this book. Just because you're an ordinary person, it doesn't mean that you can't help to make the world a better place to live in.I love how Ed was not afraid of becoming this messenger. He helped so many people in the end and whether it turned out not the way he had planned, it was still worth it. He is this figure in which we could all become if we just do something right even if it's just for one time or one person. I could easily relate to Ed. His love life, his dreams, and his life of regret.At times this book was emotional; one time you'd cry, other times you'd laugh, and another you'd want to kill someone. You'd hug this book. You'd throw it across the room. It was one of those books that plays at your emotions, bringing out the best of you and making you realise what you could do to change your ordinary life.I loved the plethora characters. Each and every one of them had a different background, a different personality, a different life...and each of them had their lives changed for the better no matter their circumstance, all because of Ed Kennedy.Ok I don't know where I'm heading with this review, but I think I'd just keep praising Ed Kennedy for his actions, and well Markus Zusak's too.5/5 stars.