Review: Graffiti Moon
Jan • 22 • 2012
Title: Graffiti Moon
Genre: Young Adult-Contemporary
Author: Cath Crowely
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: February 14, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher/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.”
I LOVED this book! Right from the start of meeting Lucy riding her bike. Her thoughts of meeting Shadow and what she thought about him, what she knew about him left me intrigued. It’s the end of the year and Lucy want to looks for him. The painter after her own heart. The one that creates life like images like a theft in the night. No one knowing who he is, Lucy want to meet him. After the first few chapters, I was ready to set out to look for Shadow who she readily adored.
Have you ever been so blinded that you don’t see what’s in front of your eyes? Well, this happen to me. I met the love of my life when I was just 14. I hadn’t know it then. We dated and broke up. We met a few years later after high school and got married. I think about it now and realized “Why didn’t I see him then?” I still don’t know the answer to that question but Lucy set me on reading adventure that I wanted to go on. Ms. Crowley created such a great book with so much meaning behind it. The writing style of the book hooks to the reader from the very first page. I adore how Ms. Crowely gives the reader several points of view without a confusing mess. Each characters tells their story all connecting to each other. By the end of the story, your in love with what you’ve read. I laughed at the craziness of what the characters go through, but also see the love that in their hearts.
This book has the greatest love interest I have ever seen! I loved that secrecy of the characters. What so great about this book is that just a few chapters in, you know who Shadow is. Ms. Crowley put the reader in the loop and you can’t help but giggle with all the craziness of the night. Ms. Crowley lets the reader indulge in knowing the secret while going along with it. For me, it’s super fun that the reader knows the secret before the character does.
With that being said, read this book. I can’t tell you how much you will love it. Both Shadow and Poet are boys you will never forget!
I give it 5 BITES!