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Review: Graffiti Moon

Graffiti Moon
By Cath Crowley
Goodreads link
Will be out on Valentines Day, 2012
Review copy from ATWT
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.




What a sweet surprise this book is! I don't normally care for contempt stories, or romance, but I LOVED this book. I read it in one shot today. Lucy and Ed live in Melbourne (Australia) and the entire story takes place over one evening. Lucy is on the hunt for a local graffiti artist. His name is Shadow and she loves his art. This hit home for me, because I live about fifteen miles outside of Philly and some of the graffiti art that is splayed on the walls there is just gorgeous. Shadow's art really speaks to Lucy, and she thinks she may find a soul mate in the artist.
Ed, well ....., Ed is a mess, and the last thing he wants is to hang out with the girl who broke his nose a few years back. Add in a cast of friends who are a mess themselves (one owes a great bit of money to a very nasty guy), and it is one night to remember.
The writing is hysterical, there are some laugh out loud lines here!
I could not stop reading, and I couldn't help thinking that this would make the cutest date movie ever. I really, really enjoyed this. I also loved that these are average kids, all facing struggles of one sort or another. Even the minor characters come alive with detail and distinct personalities. I can't wait for more from Crowley!

Keep this one in mind for 2012 Debut Author Challenge!!!!


Comments

BURIED IN BOOKS said…
It seems like I've seen this one around for awhile, but I guess not if it's coming out next year. It sounds great. I'll add it to my Contemps Challenge. Thanks and great review!

Heather

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