This book sat on my "To Read" list for a lifetime and a half. I am so dang glad I pulled it off my digital bookshelf and gave it a read because its become one of my absolute favorites. This book somehow manages to blend self-deprecating Australian humor with a heartwarming tale of growth and redemption.
Ed Kennedy is a good for nothing slacker who knows it. He is the first to own his absolute failure to contribute to society in any way. He's an underage taxi cab driver with no ambition. He tolerates his idiot best friend, is hopelessly in love with his one female friend, and remains staunchly loyal to his sewage scented dog.
Ed's life takes a turn for the dramatic when he accidentally stops a bank robbery. A playing card shows up in his mailbox the next day. The card has a list of addresses on it and its clear Ed must do something with it. Ed is now a messenger. Its up to him to figure out the message and deliver it with care or courage (or sometimes his fists).
Any book that makes me laugh as hard as this one while delivering a noble learning opportunity is a winner to me. I give this book five stars out of five. Read it quickly!!