Graffiti Moon. An intense and exhilarating 24 hours in the lives of four teenagers on the verge: of adulthood, of HSC, of finding out just who they are, and who. She also thinks that a mysterious, visionary graffiti artist known as “Shadow” would be her soulmate – if only she could find out who he is. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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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. Crrowley Best Books of Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Looking for beautiful books? Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. She studied professional writing and editing at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and works as both a freelance writer and a part-time teacher in Melbourne.
Visit her at CathCrowley. Our customer reviews Graffiti Moon is one of those books that really needs to traffiti aborbed properly; you hear the words, and let them sink in for their full affect until you’re completely wrapped up in this dreamlike contemporary story. There were a number of things I really loved about Graffiti Moon, yet a few areas I found lacking. It’s deeply moving at crowpey, humourous at others, yet it still felt to me like it lacked a certain charm.
Words that ebb and flow: I’m so glad I listened to this one on audio, because the prose-like writing in some passages is totally meant to be read aloud. And the writing style really lends to the story’s setting, because it gives the whole book this sort of dreamlike quality to it which is perfect drowley a book that takes place in the middle of the night. And I loved that there was this huge emphasis on art, and different kinds of art, and how it doesn’t always have to be traditional.
Humour, anticipation, and romance: First of all, joon is definitly my kind of sense of humour. I loved the jokes, and the quirky little bits – like how Lucy punched Ed graftiti broke his nose on their first date after he tried to make a move on her.
I loved how they could laugh things off and eventually move on. And there’s just so much build-up to all koon various, mixed-up subplots that the anticipation just keeps building and BUILDING until you’re waiting for it to explode.
And for them to just make out already. Very much a coming of age tale: There’s a strong theme of growing up and change which is prevelant in Graffiti Moon; and I just loved seeing how these various characters gradually evolved throughout the night and really got to know each other, and themselves, a bit better.
And of course, this ultimately leads up to some drastic changes for a couple of characters. And while I had hoped I would fall in love with this story much like most other readers had, I still felt like something was lacking. It took me a little while to get into the story and connect with the characters, because there felt like a few too many subplots were moving forward for me. I prefer to focus on one or two central, and keep the rest to a minimum.
Otherwise it just feels like background noise. But mostly I felt like there was all of this build up which I loved I’d be anxiously listening, waiting to hear what happesn next, holding my breath It was like blowing up a balloon only to watch it slowly fizzle out. So while I really did like it, especially the poetic writing style and phrases which are gorgeous and I could read passages from this book without needing any context at all, just little snippets of prose and I loved the emphasis on art and growing up- I didn’t LOVE it.
It failed to move me the way I had hoped it would. Thoughts on the audio: I’m a big fan of audio books that feature multiple narrators, so having three voices: YA Aussie authors, that’s the new magic word! I’ve read a lot of Aussie books lately and I must say that they’ve indeed got something special down under.
Cath Crowley is one ot the authors that have a strong signature. Her words seem to flow easily and I devoured them in a rapid pace. Have a strong connection to arts in general, various artists and to their preferred working material which could be glass, words or walls and colours. We are involved in the discussion and thoughts about the meaning of art in life, for your personality and relationships. I am a huge fan of art, I like to paint so I could easily identify with this very dominant aspect.
There’s glass, memories, dares, paintings on walls. The description of every single graffiti sounded so stunning, I wished they were all painted in my town so I could gaze at them on my way home.
The chapters are told from Ed’s, Lucy’s and Poet’s point of view. Ed and Lucy are great together. He is such a thoughtful boy. His own thoughts and actions stand in huge contrast to the way other people might see him. Lucy is this very casual art chick. I would definitely want to chat with her about all the awesome paintings and pieces of art out there.
Chapters of Ed and Lucy often overlap in course of action so that the reader gets the chance to read graffito perspectives on significant moments.
These are only short parts that you listen to twice and it didn’t bother me at grafiti. Cath Crowley applied an efficient technique to offer the reader a double portion of experiencing her characters’ story. I was so engaged in Lucy and Ed’s night they’re spending together with their friends who we get to know a bit about, too. The brooding romance between Lucy and Ed held me captivated throughout mion entire read.
Read Cath Crowley’s newest US release and follow the pretty lively and colourfully painted story around Ed and Lucy, their friends, lives and the beautiful and mysterious moments of an exceptional night. Okay, I am not sure if this sounds weird or not, but I have a secret fascination with graffiti art. The vibrant colors, the drowley fonts, the awe-inspiring visuals – I know they can deface a side of someone else’s property without permission, but holy aerosol, fath are some stunning pieces of work that make my heart sing!
Review: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley – Lectito
I would say that Lucy and Ed are the main narrators here, but at random intervals we get free verse from Poet Ed’s partner-in-crime that literally floored me every time with its depth. Both Lucy and Ed had interesting stories to tell – and I particularly enjoyed hearing each side of their story about how their first and only date failed in epic proportions. There is nothing more evocative – or more difficult – than putting to words the energy and passion that comes from art, and somehow Cath Crowley had gathered that up and molded it into a beautiful love story where two artists realize that they speak the same language.
Well, admittedly, the interactions between Lucy and Ed are pretty adorable even if they prefer not to be in the same room as each other. But in all seriousness, the cuteness is NOT a bad thing.
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I just cannot think of anything else to say. I don’t think I can say that enough. Lucy was crazy for the graffiti artist, Shadow, who had his pieces out in the streets. There was only one obstacle: But through his art pieces, she knew his thoughts and his feelings. But most of all, Lucy knew that Shadow was the one for her. With the help and enthusiasm of Jazz, her psychic friend, the complicated couple Daisy and Dylan, her first date disaster, Ed, and his friend who Jazz liked, Leo.
She was the reflection of a hopeful girl. I liked her hopefulness, her uniqueness and her ability to protect herself. I could easily connect with her. Ed was Shadow, the guy Lucy was so crazy about. The funny thing about this was that a few years ago, he was the one crazy about Lucy. He didn’t want to reveal his identity especially to Lucy as he led her to a ‘search’ for Shadow. But as the night progressed and he discovered Lucy’s thoughts and feelings about Shadow and his buried feelings for her, could he really keep his secret?
Ed was a complex, intriguing character.
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He was talented in so many ways, unique, realistic and flawed. He was a boy with talents, with a certain spark inside of him. He was a boy who wasn’t given a chance by fate to be better, to reach his fullest potential. This was what made it easy for me to connect to him.
He reminded me of someone in a similar situation and my heart ached for him. Seeing the world through Lucy’s and Ed’s eyes was one of the most amazing things in the world. Imagine splashing everything in color, peppering the world with words and commentaries straight from your head and bathing it in the kind of buttery, golden sunlight that’s so beautiful you’d want to put it in a glass box and keep it.
That’s how their world looked like to them. I found it very beautiful. Three persons narrated Graffiti Moon: Lucy, Ed and Poet Leo. Lucy and Ed’s point of views were like two halves of a whole. Each perspective complimented and completed the essence of the other. Without one, I probably wouldn’t be able to fully understand the story.