Release Date: February 14, 2012
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Review Source: Netgalley
Synopsis: (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.
I don’t even know where to start with this book. It is just so, so lovely and full of emotion. The writing is lilting and lyrical, reminiscent of Gayle Forman or Jandy Nelson. ‘Graffiti Moon’ features 2 main perspectives from Lucy and Ed, and sometimes a third with Poet’s poems. The greatest thing about the different perspectives is that I could always tell them apart. Lucy and Ed were very unique, and it was never difficult to tell who was narrating.
This book is about two amazing characters who have a connection. It was just beautiful hearing their conversations and spying in on their connections. The way that Lucy and Ed talk about art is just breathtaking. I don’t generally consider myself an art lover. I appreciate it, but I’ve never been particularly artistic. Well, this book made me fall in love with art and colour and meaning.
‘Graffiti Moon’ is just one of those books you don’t want to end. It’s also a title where it’s hard to describe just how amazing it is. This review is fairly short and sweet, because it’s hard to say anything except: PLEASE read it and experience the magic! This book is breathtaking, beautiful, gorgeous, and meaningful. Highly, HIGHLY recommended. Definitely a new favourite.
I like it!
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