Friday, 13 April 2012

Review: Graffiti Moon

 Graffiti Moon   
Author: Cath Crowley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD

Synopsis: "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.


I definitely love this book— no doubt on that. I love how Crowley wrote this using simple words but still able to get the right emotions. I love how that it's written in Ed and Lucy's POV alternately.

It's amazing how Crowley managed to cover everything that happened in one night and made it into an amazing work of art. Good pacing and each POV were written in an amazing way that expressed what the character feels.

I understand Ed's struggle and his need for an alter-ego to express the feelings and thoughts he can't express by himself. I understand how Lucy understands Shadow by his works alone even though they haven't met yet. Through his works, he gets to express himself. Through his works, she understands him. Through his works, the connection is made between them.