Saturday, February 4, 2012

Review: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Title: Graffiti Moon
Author: Cath Crowley
Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: February 14th 2012 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Goodreads | Buy at Amazon: Graffiti Moon


In celebration of the harcover publication of this incredible book, I'm posting my review of it. A quick and short review would be: I LOVE IT, FAVORITED, GIVE ME MORE.

The long version:

What a flawless, excellent, fabulous, to-die-for book!. Now I don’t throw these words around loosely, only for my heaven-sent authors like Melina Marchetta or Jennifer Echols. But this! This! Left me speechless.
It was a spur of the moment to have picked this ARC and gave it a go, and I’m so glad. I wish I could give this book the articulate and amazing review it deserves, so you could all go and pick up this book the day it is out but it’s hard because I’m not good at words, but you know what I have? Passion. I just can’t contain my love for this story so let’s start.
Lucy’s parents are artists. She is an artist, the thing she loves the most in life is art, and that’s why she feels the biggest attraction to Shadow, a graffiti boy who paints with his soul. Shadow is a troubled guy; his walls are the place where he can unload the weight that’s oppressing his heart. This two are the perfect couple.

I figure Shadow's walls are something along these lines. Eclectic and beautiful.

But right now Lucy is celebrating the last day of school with her friends, Jazz and Daisy. They’re all hanging out in a bar when these cute guys come in, Dylan (Daisy’s ex-boyfriend), Leo (tall, gorgeous and whose fine form has caught Jazz eye) and Ed (who is a high school dropout), they’re all hanging out and then Jazz spills that Lucy is obsessed with Shadow. Dylan, Leo and Ed know who Shadow is, so the girls convinced the boys to help them find Shadow and his friend Poet.

The journey begins...

This book is also hilarious. All of my status updates on goodreads were either “Bwahahaha” or “THIS IS HILARIOUS!” The quest to find Shadow is the funiest, most entertaining, most heart-warming, most nail-biting thing I’ve ever read.

I am one of those people who can’t handle embarrassing events happening to the protagonists, I hate cringe-inducing books, and from one of the first scenes I thought “man! This is going to be embarrassing” but it wasn’t, this book takes the comedic route to soften the deepness of the story, it was an absolute joy to read what these group of teens go through. Teens like these don’t exist in real life! And if they do please point them out to me so I can hang out with them (:
My only complaint though is I wish the book was longer. I turned the last page and I had to contain myself from crying out in pain “MOOOOOOOOORE!”, and you know most of the time I wish books were shorter, most of what I read turns to be 90% BLAH and 10% Action. But Graffiti Moon was entertaining from page 1 to the acknowledgments.
So anyway, you don’t want to miss this story, people. It’s one of this generation’s gems, I’ll save it for humanity for when the apocalypse comes.


1 comment:

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