Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
Release Date: February 14, 2012
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Age Group: Young Adult
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.
Graffiti Moon…I was talking with someone goodreads and she suggested that GM was like the “Aussie version of Nick & Noah’s infinity Playlist.” GM had that Nick & Noah tone. Pure authenticity in the characters, the feeling was right, the pacing, I had fun reading this book.
There’s also something very lyrical and simple about Crowley’s writing. This book could have been something boring and dull, I’ve read tons of ‘coming of age’ books, but nothing can compare to this one. With each page the characters opened up more and more about their selves. What they wanted to be, their futures. Crowley makes it all weave together beautifully. Whenever a book is told from two characters POV, I love it. I have to know what they’re thinking! Lucy and Ed are one of a kind: Totally honest, curious, bright teens just waiting to explore the world.
Art, Romance, Friendship, GM is a great summer read! One of the BEST Contemps I’ve read in a while.
eGalley courtesy of Netgalley & Publisher for honest review.