Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
UK Pub Date: 14 Feb 2012
Format: ARC Kindle
A special Thank you to Hodder Books and NetGalley for sending me this book to review.
'We've got at least seven hours to get what we want before the sun comes up.'
School 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. Somewhere in the glassy darkness, he's out there, spraying colour, birds and blue sky on the night. And Lucy knows that a guy who paints like Shadow is someone she could fall for - really fall for.
The last person Lucy wants to spend this night with is Ed, the guy she's managed to avoid since punching him in the nose on the most awkward date of her life. But when Ed tells Lucy he knows where to find Shadow, the two of them are suddenly on an all-night search to places where Shadow's pieces of heartbreak and escape echo off the city walls. And what Lucy can't see is the one thing that's right before her eyes.
Oh, WOW! I'm totally in love with this book. It is so arty and it makes you see life with different eyes. My grandmother is an artist and I took my obligatory Art History course in college, but that is where my art knowledge ends. I have been to the Louvre in Paris though! There are many reference to different pieces of art and Graffiti Moon made me want to know what they looked like. I found myself Googling these art pieces just to see what Lucy and Ed were talking about.
The story is told through 3 POV's. Mainly Ed and Lucy but a few chapters filled with Poets poems. It is more than alternating points of view though. Author Cath Crowley takes a step back and we re-visit the scene through the next characters eyes. I loved this. I got to know what both Lucy and Ed were feeling and thinking about the same situation. Perfection.
Lucy has just graduated high school and she is on the hunt for Shadow, a graffiti artist that she is in love with. She's never met him though. She is in love with his art and feels like she knows him. Graffiti Moon is a night of adventure! A night of Shadow Hunting with old and new friends. What could happen?!
Let me just tell you, I love this book! It stirred so many emotions within me and I was just pulling for Ed and Lucy. I wanted Lucy to find Shadow too. I wanted to see more paintings and I wanted kissing! That is the ONE thing I would change. More kissing. All I needed was one good kissing scene. Really good. To match the rest of the feelings I had stirring within me. But, oh how I loved this book. Brilliant! Pure brilliance!
"When wanting collides with getting, that's the moment of truth. I want to collide."