Feb 16, 2012

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Review: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

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February 14, 2012
Knopf Books for Young Readers

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.

My Review:

GRAFFITI MOON is a realistic and yet somehow magical novel that will keep you up during the late hours of the night. Crowley has crafted two multi-dimensional characters who are easy to connect with and each so complicated that you just want to uncover everything that makes them tick. I am SO happy that I picked this fantastic YA up and look forward to more from Crowley.

Lucy made me laugh, pine, dream, and cry with her. Her emotions are so real that I couldn’t help but experience them all with her. I yearned with her for Shadow, though I was at least fortunate to know who he was from the start. The love that she feels for his art and the craving for a romance made me sympathetic with her and I just wanted her to be fulfilled.

Ed, or who Lucy knows as Shadow, is a lonely yet he has such a raw passion and talent for art. The graffiti that he paints isn’t what you would normally think graffiti is–it isn’t vulgar at all but an expression of who he is and what he sees in life. I could clearly picture each of his gorgeous scenes and I could see why Lucy wanted something with Shadow. The most complicated part is that they have a bit of a shaky history and Lucy doesn’t know he’s Shadow. This makes things so much more complicated and intriguing.

GRAFFITI MOON is a contemporary YA that I absolutely loved! Full of raw scenes that will have your emotions going, you are sure to enjoy it!

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  1. I agree with everything you said! The art described in the book is otherworldly and their love story is one of the sweetest things I have ever read. I liked that she didn’t know who Shadow really was, although in the end things got a little complicated.

  2. I recently read and reviewed this one, and really enjoyed it too. I could really picture the graffiti, and the blown glass art, but wouldn’t it be cool if there were pictures of them somewhere? Great review!

  3. I adored this book as well! I had to put it down for 5 hours to go to work and it was actually painful to be away from it. Such an amazing book – you’re right – it’s realistic but somehow still so magical.

  4. WOO HOO!!!!! I loved this book so much Bailey! Definitely one that kept me up late reading. I thought I’d just start it and read a couple chapters, but I couldn’t put it down once I met Lucy and Ed and Poet:) Such a gorgeous story, and such a fabulous review of it!

  5. Great review! This book has been in my sights for quite some time. I’m gonna have to pick it up. :D

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  6. Multi-dimensional characters? You’ve got my attention. Lol. Actually, I’ve been interested in this book for weeks now because I keep hearing wonderful things about it, but it’s always good to hear another reason why it should keep it’s spot on my wishlist!

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