I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
on February 14, 2012
Also by this author: Words in Deep Blue
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
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.
First I saw that cover. Then I saw the glowing reviews. I knew that I had to read Graffiti Moon. The premise sounds very intriguing, right? There are probably no other books out there about a graffiti artist. There’s something utterly romantic about the idea of a boy illegally spray painting art. Add a 24 hour adventure in the vein of Nick & Norah, and you have one fantastic book on your hands.
It has been a really long time since I read a book where every single character is completely likeable. Lucy was determined and witty. Ed was tough but also kind of sensitive. I really loved their friends too. It seems like more often than not I don’t like friends in books, but these were hilarious. They had their own side stories too.
The book is told from alternating perspectives. You get a glimpse inside both Ed and Lucy’s heads and I must say that Cath Crowley is a master of complex and realistic characters.
All of that being said the book did lack just a tiny bit of something that would have made it amazing for me. I’m not sure what it was, but I ultimately still adored it. It was a fun and quick read, but it also had a lot of heart. I recommend it.