So, I started this book last night and finished it this afternoon. I’ve written my full review for it already. (Aren’t you proud!?)
The problem I’m having is that IT WAS SO FREAKING GOOD! I have to share it with you now. A little bit any way. The other problem is that it doesn’t come out until Valentine’s Day 2012!
So, read this little bit of my review that’ll post in full on Feb. 13, 2012. You will love this book if you love YA Romance at all. Think Simone Elkeles.
|Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley |
272 pages, Knopf Books for Young Readers, (2012-02-14)
So much swoon I nearly died by heart bursting! An epic tale of finding love, acceptance, painting, and broken noses.
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.
Most Memorable Scene
Goodness me! There are way too many. The scene where Malcolm finds Ed and Lucy in the park is one of the best! Lucy sure knows how to handle herself.
"Why don't you give it to Leo? Wait, I know, it's because you're scared of him, you cockroach-eating-coward motherfucker."
I look at her. "Motherfucker?"
"Motherfucker," she says.
"The next one to call me a motherfucker takes the message," Malcolm says.
"Motherfucker", Lucy and I say together.
Gah! This book is so packed with so much swoon it's not even funny! I thought for sure my heart was going to burst a few times with the amount of "Awwww" that came pouring out of some of these scenes! I was a giddy teenaged girl all afternoon! Yes, I read this in only one afternoon! It's amazing and you have to know what happens and it's so easy to read the words just flow into you and fill you with pure joy.
Preorder this book. I promise you won’t regret it!