Title: Graffiti Moon
Author: Cat Crowley
Release Date:February 14th 2012
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.
After reading books and books full of heavy, dramatic, dystopian and fantasy, you can say I am pretty tired of that (well not really, but you know what I mean). So Graffiti Moon is the perfect book to read if you wanted to get away from all the tears and what-not. This is unlike any book I've ever seen, and one of the most sweetest love story ever. This takes place just in one night (which made me wary) but the execution of everything was spotless and perfect.. I've lost count of how many times this book has made me laugh-out-loud. Lucy, Ed, Leo, Jazz, Daisy and Dylan all added something unique to the story.
This book is told in two point-of-views (Ed's and Lucy's) and a glimpse of Ed's friend,Leo's poems. The two main lead characters were very realistic and I could picture them as clear as if they're real. Ed is totally swoon-worthy and I actually preferred his narration and background even more than Lucy's. Even though he's not academically smart, his knowledge about life and his passion for art won me over. Lucy has a great sense of humor and a very relatable female lead. Their chemistry together was SIZZLING. Whoa. Take note everyone, that is how you write a good love story. I love their backstory and that how they met was different - imagine how awkward it would be if you broke someone's nose on your first date (because they grabbed your arse) and now you're spending a night looking for someone with them. Eek.
This book is different. This book makes you look and see the world differently. I've never read a book with graffiti artists, nor did I want to before reading this book's summary. It helps you to look past prejudice and how everything that you seem to know was a lie. Some of the passages in the book were very meaningful, and I found myself repeating them 'cause they were just so beautiful.
This is a contemporary that shouldn't be missed, so if you enjoyed Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door or The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, then I can assure you, you will fall in love with GRAFFITI MOON. Just as much as I did.