Having never read this book before, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I borrowed this as an audiobook from my library based solely on the fact that I loved the Book Thief also by Markus Zusak (one of my favourites). This book was equally as good.
While the plot in this book is simple, it allowed the message of this book to seep through every handcrafted word and page in the beautiful slow and deliberate style that the author has. The characters, on the other hand, are so real it is hard to believe that this isn’t a true story. The way that they move around in a perfectly choreographed routine, each with people but always dancing on their own. None of them leans on anyone else yet together they create something bigger than all of them.
There is no hiding of undesirable traits in this book, we see the world as it is, in all of its ugliness and all of its glory. We watch as seeming nobodies create so much and become everything, and we know that we can too. We can help others with simple things and become everything too. Everyone should read this book, everyone should become a messenger.