Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Reveiw: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

GRAFFITI MOON by Cath Crowley
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 2/14/2012
Format: HC
Pages: 272
Age range: 14 years
Source: Netgalley
Senior year is over, and Lucy has the perfect way to celebrate: tonight, she's going to find Shadow, the mysterious graffiti artist whose work appears all over the city. He's out there somewhere—spraying color, spraying birds and blue sky on the night—and Lucy knows a guy who paints like Shadow is someone she could fall for. Really fall for. Instead, Lucy's stuck at a party with Ed, the guy she's managed to avoid since the most awkward date of her life. But when Ed tells her he knows where to find Shadow, they're suddenly on an all-night search around the city. And what Lucy can't see is the one thing that's right before her eyes.
This book took me by surprise with its authentic characters and beautiful writing style. It was interesting to get inside Lucy’s and Ed's heads and experience their hardships and love of art. These characters are relatable and so full of life that you can't help but root for them.

I enjoyed the setting of this book. It was intriguing to learn about the different culture, from the way the characters spoke and their backgrounds. It made me want to visit Australia that much more. Ed is so talented and it was the waiting to find out - in that exact moment - when Lucy realized who he was that kept me turning the pages. These two, I thought were perfect for each other - they had so much in common. I enjoyed reading about them.

GRAFFITI MOON is so different from what I'm used to reading but I found it to be immensely enjoyable. I had a few laughs and I also enjoyed the poetry scattered throughout the book. I read this book in one sitting if that tells you anything. Great read!

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

2 comments:

Cecelia said...

I've been hearing good things about this book from a lot of bloggers I trust - I'll have to read this one! Nice review.

Cecilia Pham said...

I was surprised with how much I enjoyed GRAFFITI MOON as well! The story sounds a little inconspicuous, but the characters and writing really made this book memorable! LOVED IT!

Your review makes me want to read it again in one sitting :)

 

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