February 14, 2012

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

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. (click here to find out more)

Epic Wins:
  • Ed- He is a genuine guy. You can tell he has a deep passion for art and he wasn't haughty about it. 
  • Lucy- She was riot. She always managed to make me laugh and you could feel her love for art come through the pages. 
  • Leo had a slight point of view where you get to read some of his poems and thoughts. It was awesome to see that slipped in between Lucy's point of view and Ed's point of view.
  • Every page or two I would laugh whether out of irony or something silly Lucy or Ed said. You just can't help but laugh.
  • I've seen authors take one day and triumphantly compose a master piece (If I Stay). Crowley did it in a 10 hour period of time. A whole book that takes place in just ten hours. 
  • Speaking of Crowley's superpowers, this girl can write! Once I started this book I couldn't stop. Seriously something about the characters against the night time setting and the fast pace of the plot I just couldn't put it down.
  • I recently read Tagged by Mara Purnhagen and I am glad I read it first. As good as Tagged was it lacked a little. So I wasn't surprised when Graffiti Moon surpassed it on a grand scale. Same basic idea two totally different takes. 
  • Art- Graffiti Moon clearly states that graffiti is art. No questions. Nope none. It IS art. 
  • Australia- A night time look at the streets in Australia. Also includes lingo; like instead of bathroom they say toilet (weird that I would choose this as an example... eh? I mean the bathroom really Kare?)
  • The dynamics between Ed and Lucy were intense, the way they interacted with one another, their history. 
  • The Other Relationships: A. Dylan and Daisy worked in a Ron and Hermione way. They fight about everything but in the end they truly care about each other. B. Leo and Jazz both lost and looking for a good time only to find... static!
A hilarious story about art, broken noses, and finding love in unexpected places.

just sayin, 


  1. Great review! New follower :) Happy V-Day!!

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  2. I really, really want to read this one now! OMG at her writing it in 10 hours, she's like superwoman! I love how there's art and the relationship between Ed and Lucy sounds interesting and Australia! Okay I totally need this book! Thanks for the great review, Kare!

  3. I come from Australia and I think it is really weird when people call the toilet, the bathroom.
    It sounds like a good book, it kind of reminds me of Nick and Norah's infinite playlist. =)


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