This is actually a 3.5.Did it live up to The Book Thief? Absolutely not.Is it worth the read? Probably.What did I love about this book? I suppose to story is, you know, okay. I thought the premise was interesting and I found myself intrigued towards the end, wanting to know who the messenger was. Did I love the characters? Ed was alright. I liked that he was a generally nice guy who didn't really have anything going for him and was generally kind of okay with that. The rest of the characters left something to be desired, in my opinion. Audrey was just kind of annoying, as was Marv. I thought the moral of the story was pretty cliche and was hoping for something more. The twist was interesting, I suppose, but yes, I was left wanting more.