Jan 242012

Title: Graffiti Moon
Author: Cath Crowley
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Publication Date: February 14, 2012
Pages: 272
Source: ARC from NetGalley and Random House

From Goodreads:
“Let me make it in time. Let me meet Shadow. The guy who paints in the dark. Paints birds trapped on brick walls and people lost in ghost forests. Paints guys with grass growing from their hearts and girls with buzzing lawn mowers.” 

It’s the end of Year 12. Lucy’s looking for Shadow, the graffiti artist everyone talks about. 

His work is all over the city, but he is nowhere. 

Ed, the last guy she wants to see at the moment, says he knows where to find him. He takes Lucy on an all-night search to places where Shadow’s thoughts about heartbreak and escape echo around the city walls. 

But the one thing Lucy can’t see is the one thing that’s right before her eyes.


Graffiti Moon takes place over one night, following the adventures of some teens out looking for a good time. I am now thoroughly convinced that I need to read every single book that takes place over one night because Graffiti Moon ROCKS!

Any book that can make me laugh out loud in public places is a win in my book, and Graffiti Moon caused me to do this more times then I would like to admit. I cracked up every single time Lucy’s family was mentioned, Ed and Leo’s snarky bantering back and forth, and the interactions between Lucy and Ed throughout the night. 

Cath Crowley did such an amazing job building intrigue and mystery around the characters and made them truly genuine and real. Not only did the characters leap out of the page, but the artistic elements completely added depth and dimension to the story. 

Between the poetry, artwork, and characters, Graffiti Moon is simply brilliant and a must read!

  6 Responses to “Review: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley”

  1. Great review! I loved Graffiti Moon, and books that take place over one night are awesome. I really enjoyed the artistic elements in the book as well :)

  2. YES! I am so glad you loved this. This book had just….EVERYTHING.

  3. I keep seeing raving reviews for this book. Honestly the description doesn’t interest me much at all.. but I think this is one I’m just going to have to trust the blogging community with and read it anyway. :) Plus, I love any book that can make me LoL.

  4. I loved this book more than words can say. I loved the alternating perspectives and the night of adventure – definitely a night to remember. When I read my e-galley I marked all of these quotes that I loved and planned to share in my review or just remember because I loved them so much . . . and then the galley expired before I could write them down. I just hope that when I reread them, I’ll recognize the ones that struck me during the first read.

    I love to see so many other people who loved this book as much as I do. Cath Crowley really has written something amazing. If you haven’t yet, you should read A Little Wanting Song – it is great too, different, but definitely worth the read and reread.

  5. I’m DYING FOR THIS ONE. All of our blogging bffs keep raving about it. And I got DENIED for it on NetGalley..which is weird bc RH always accepts me. I WAS NOT WORTHYYY apparently :P

  6. Boom! Everything you just mentioned about the poetry, the artistry, the prose, and the characters, I absolutely agree with. Graffiti Moon was awesome.

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