Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Review: Graffiti Moon
By Cath Crowley
Release Date: August 1, 2010
"Let me make it in time. Let me meet Shadow. The guy who paints in the dark. Paints birds trapped on brick walls and people lost in ghost forests. Paints guys with grass growing from their hearts and girls with buzzing lawn mowers."
It’s the end of Year 12. Lucy’s looking for Shadow, the graffiti artist everyone talks about.
His work is all over the city, but he is nowhere.
Ed, the last guy she wants to see at the moment, says he knows where to find him. He takes Lucy on an all-night search to places where Shadow’s thoughts about heartbreak and escape echo around the city walls.
But the one thing Lucy can’t see is the one thing that’s right before her eyes.
This book was a pleasant delightful surprise. It was a very quick read about a girl who has this idea of this perfect guy just because he moves her and goes out on an adventure with her friends to find him. Lucy is obsessed with a graffiti artist called Shadow (This is like her Mr. Darcy). There's something about his art that she just gets, she feels as if since she gets him that he will totally get her as well. Both being artistic and she feels a connection to him even if she hasn't met him yet. She's ready to give him everything.
It's the last day of year 12 (senior year) and everyone is out for a party and to have an adventure especially Lucy's best friend Jazz. They head out to their local hang out and she says the next group of guys that walks in are who they are going to hang out with and have an adventure. In walks Leo, Dylan and Ed. Daisy and Dylan are actually a couple but they might be on the outs since he yet again forgot her birthday and thought it would be a great idea to throw eggs at her to celebrate the end of the year. Jazz is keen on Leo and they seem kind of perfect together. Maybe they are exactly what the others needs, a little adventure for Jazz and for Leo someone to help him finally get over his ex.
Then there is Ed and Lucy. They actually went on a date once, if you can call it that. After all she did send him to the hospital with a broken nose for grabbing her "arse", It was mentioned quite a but there lol. They were kind of mad at each other but Ed separates himself from the rest and decides to help Lucy find Shadow, because he knows him, better than she can imagine. Ed starts taking her to different places where Shadow's art can be found, places she's never been to before. The longer the night goes on the closer they get, the more comfortable they feel with each other. And also the less and less Lucy wants to be with Shadow and the more she's interested in Ed. But she still doesn't know, that he is Shadow.
The guys get themselves into a little bit of trouble and the girls find out and try and save them, but luckily they smarten up and don't do anything they should do. This book was very cute and quick and easy read. Read it in one day because I couldn't put it down. Luce and Ed had some really sweet moments together that I think I will remember always. Plus he's totally crushable, and that's always a good thing. The relationship between all the characters was a great thing, I really connected with all of them and any book that you can connect to the characters will always be a good book. I can visualize the entire book the entire time, I never lost interest and I can honestly say that I'm happy I finally picked up this book.