05 November, 2011

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley.

Graffiti Moon

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley.

272 pages.
Publication: August 1st 2010/February 14th 2012.

Set in Australia, for Lucy and her friends, Year Twelve is over and it's time to celebrate. Her dream night is to finally find Shadow, an amazing graffiti artist who is Lucy's perfect man. Except, she's stuck with Ed. Ed who claims to know Shadow. Ed who she has avoided for the past two years. Now, she on an all night trip to find Shadow but something as never as simple as they seem.

I was really excited for Graffiti Moon and I was not disappointed. It's a sweet book yet it deals with realistic issues.

The plot although, not completely original in the way of boy meets girl, have a night time adventure, but how she delivers the premise is original. A girl looking for her phantom man, which I completely understand, is interrupted by a boy with promise. It made me think of how sometimes, a certain person is good enough, it's just you fear the person you've been waited for will come along and then you are stuck. The originality of this novel permeates through the art. Like Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist revolves around music, Graffiti Moon revolves around art. Since the book isn't too long, the book moves at a good pace so you are never lagging.

I loved the character's in Graffiti Moon. The book switches between three narratives, Lucy, Ed and Poet, Shadow's right hand man. This was very interesting and it definitely paid off in my opinion. 
Lucy and Ed were great characters. I love the fact that Lucy can truly pack a punch yet she's insightful and in her own quite delicate. This delicateness subtle shines through when Luck talks about art. Ed is a boy I just want to hug because he sure needs one. Ed, even though he may stretch the truth is a beautiful character who, I believe, wants nothing but acceptance for himself and others. The other main characters such as Leo, Dylan, Jazz and Daisy were great and kept the story running with entertainment and humour. 

Graffiti Moon has a little bit of everything in it romance, drama and even a little violence in a very humourous way. It's a light read.(I read it in less than four hours) Graffiti Moon is a great book of self-discovery that I completely recommend to everyone. 

Rating: 5/5

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