February 21, 2012

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Release Date: February 14, 2012
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 272
Series: n/a
Review Source: Netgalley

Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
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 Thoughts:
I don’t even know where to start with this book. It is just so, so lovely and full of emotion. The writing is lilting and lyrical, reminiscent of Gayle Forman or Jandy Nelson. ‘Graffiti Moon’ features 2 main perspectives from Lucy and Ed, and sometimes a third with Poet’s poems. The greatest thing about the different perspectives is that I could always tell them apart. Lucy and Ed were very unique, and it was never difficult to tell who was narrating.

This book is about two amazing characters who have a connection. It was just beautiful hearing their conversations and spying in on their connections. The way that Lucy and Ed talk about art is just breathtaking. I don’t generally consider myself an art lover. I appreciate it, but I’ve never been particularly artistic. Well, this book made me fall in love with art and colour and meaning.

‘Graffiti Moon’ is just one of those books you don’t want to end. It’s also a title where it’s hard to describe just how amazing it is. This review is fairly short and sweet, because it’s hard to say anything except: PLEASE read it and experience the magic! This book is breathtaking, beautiful, gorgeous, and meaningful. Highly, HIGHLY recommended. Definitely a new favourite.

The Cover:
I like it!


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  1. This sounds like a unique read! I love the sound of the characters and the cover is awesome. Great review! :)

  2. Wow. Just...wow. That's quite a recommendation. I'm gonna take your advice and read it!

  3. I loved Graffiti Moon in a very strange way, because it was not the flat out love I profess for Melina Marchetta's books for example - and I had some issues with the pacing of the story.

    But it had such an urban feel to it and I loved Ed and Lucy and their friends and it's a book I just love having read.

    But yeah, the settling was awesome, I felt like I was there, in that hot night running around Melbourne with those crazy kids.

  4. YAY! So glad you loved this book too Ashley! Definitely a new favorite of mine as well, I couldn't get enough of Ed and Lucy. Such a beautiful story, and they made me wish I could see the world as they did for just a few minutes:)

  5. Um, wow, you had us at Gayle Forman and Jandy Nelson. (WE LOVE THEM.) This book is en route to us already, but now we're like dying to get our hands on it! Thanks for the review!

  6. Ok, you won me over when you mentioned Jandy Nelson. I hadn't heard of this book before, but I think I'll have to go out and find it. I'm in serious need of a great book right about now. :)

  7. I've heard great things about this one — glad to hear it wowed you too! (And yay, it's New Adult! :D)

  8. I am SO glad you loved it! I fell in love with it when I read it, and found myself appreciating art a lot more because of it.

  9. So (as we've established) I'm not much of a contemporary reader, however I HAVE TO READ THIS! Seriously, I have read so many glowing reviews of this book many of which were written by reviewers who I would consider to be a bit more critical than the average reviewer (in a good way), yourself included. So yes, that must mean that it is AMAZING! ;)

    1. Ha! I am totally more critical, I will fully admit that... but I'm glad you mean it in a good way, because I deffo see it as a good thing. =b

      And yess, I think you'll like this one. The character connection is just amazing. =)


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