Author: Cath Crowley
Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: February 14th 2012 by Knopf Books for Young ReadersGoodreads | 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.
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.