Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
Published: February 14th, 2012 (US)
Source: ARC via Netgalley
Challenge: 100+ Reading Challenge
Other: first published on August 1st, 2010 by Macmillan Australia
Buy the book: Bookdepository
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.
This is easily one of the best feel good books I have read this year. Engaging, cute and overall feel good: to me it was like You've got mail in a YA book.
On a night when they are supposed to be celebrating, Lucy is stuck with Ed and together they search the city to find Shadow, the graffiti artist who has left his art on just about every piece of bare wall he could find. Lucy is already half in love with a guy she doesn't even know and she will do anything to finally meet him.. Except maybe looking at what's right in front of her.
This is a fabulous cute read that I would easily recommend to everyone who is looking for a good contemporary read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and it was better than I thought it would be after getting a copy from Netgalley for review. I then heard so many good things on Twitter, and I'm glad I picked it up almost right away - because it is that good. The relationship between Ed and Lucy is so well built up and it's so nice to see their feelings develop into something more.
Four big fat stars for this Aussie story because it is one of the few that I could re-read again and again.