Graffiti Moon

Graffiti Moon

Book - 2010
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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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
ISBN: 9780375869532
Branch Call Number: YA CRO


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Jun 28, 2015

This is the kind of book that I wish today’s teens would read. I don’t know how many times I’ve passive aggressively ranted about the ridiculously unrealistic romances in the majority of young adult novels. I’m sure most of you know what I am referring to – instant, uncontrollable passion between two people who couldn’t be more one dimensional, combined with some manufactured reason that they can’t be together, and pages and pages of endless whinging about it. So this book, which is all about moving past romantic ideals and falling for the more complex truth, is quite refreshing.

Aug 11, 2014

I love how she wrote from different perspectives, and overlapped the time slightly from each point of view. I also like how it takes place only on one night. Even though the book is written words about graffiti art, she writes in such a way that it is easy to picture what it looks like in your head. I recommend this book to any teenagers.

Mar 18, 2014

I absolutely loved the humor in this book and all the life comparisons the author made to art were so genuine and personal to me. This book just really spoke to me in such a personal way, there just aren't words for it! One thing that annoyed me a little about this book though was the constant flashbacks, a few of them were a great read but after awhile they just got repetitive and irksome. Even so, still an amazing read and definitely worth your time!
It also gave me a whole new perspective on graffiti.... Now when I see it all over the most dilapidated parts of town, I'm not standing there thinking; 'Wow, these people, (whoever they are), had nothing better to do with their time so they just decided to deface someone else's property'. No, now when I see it, all I can do is wonder with curiosity at what those people had to let lose what was on their mind that day and share it on the wall.

branch_reviews Mar 13, 2013

To celebrate the last night of senior year in high school, Lucy decides to search for Shadow, the mysterious graffiti artist whose work she’s obsessed with. Unfortunately, the group of guys her friends want to hang out with includes Ed, who she’s avoided ever since they went on a disastrous date that ended with his nose broken. As they embark on a night-long adventure through the moonlit city, Lucy and Ed tentatively reach out to each other as they realize they have much more in common than just their friends. These characters fairly leap off the pages and when the author lets the reader in on a secret early on, you feel you’re truly along for a wild ride. Reviewed by DC

Apr 27, 2012

I really like the whole secretive thing about shadow and poet in this book, it was really nice at the end and I could relate to the main female character and how she had a fantasy about shadow. Over all good book!

Aug 10, 2011

I read this book two times, I guess I really enjoyed it. It was really fun and enjoyable.

It also brought me into art as well, especially street art. It gave me a different prepective on graffiti.That's how powereful this book is.


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Mar 18, 2014

"He's out there somewhere, painting color, painting birds and blue skies on the night." -Lucy

Mar 18, 2014

"When I look at that little yellow bird, I see my future. I only hope it's sleeping." -Ed

Mar 18, 2014

"We've only got seven hours to get what we want before the sun comes up." -Jazz

Mar 18, 2014

"Love should feel like a horse tumbling through you." -Lucy

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Sep 16, 2014

PastelTeddie thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 19

branch_reviews Mar 13, 2013

branch_reviews thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

emma345 Jul 19, 2012

emma345 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 16 and 18


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