Saturday, March 9, 2013

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley - OPTIONAL

Crowley, Cath Graffiti Moon, 260 pgs. Knopf Books for Young Readers, February 2012. 

Language R (25 swears, 31 'f's); Sexual Content PG-13; Violence PG


Lucy is infatuated with the mysterious graffiti artist, Shadow. On the last night of 12th form (this takes place in Australia), she heads off on an adventure with a few friends and an acquaintance, Ed, who promises to help her find the illusive artist. Told in alternating points-of-view between Ed, Lucy, and Poet, this is a story about finding self, hope, and love. 

I really enjoyed this story. The characters all take a journey and I loved watching how they grew. Art and poetry are a huge part of the story and there was such depth and passion, it was a joy to read about. However, it doesn't check out at my library and the content is such that I would suggest this as an optional purchase. 

rebekah, public services librarian

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