YA Review: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley


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Lucy is in love with Shadow, a mysterious graffiti artist.

Ed thought he was in love with Lucy, until she broke his nose.

Dylan loves Daisy, but throwing eggs at her probably wasn't the best way to show it.

Jazz and Leo are slowly encircling each other.

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 they want to be.


In a nutshell? 250 pages of awesome. Exhausting awesomeness. The entire book took place over  one night (ONE NIGHT), so I figured I should match it and read it in one night. Which I did. It was an exhausting night.

I liked this book an awful lot. The characters were perfect – realistic and relatable. I loved them. Ed is written with such amazing voice. And Lucy? I haven’t read a girl protagonist like her. They are so unique and fresh. I couldn’t get enough.

The writing is poetic. Downright gorgeous. It should be illegal to write this well, (because I can’t get much done when I’m binge-reading the entire book in, say, 3 hours). Now, I’d read ANYTHING by Cath Crowely. Not only is the author Australian (thumbs up for our sunburnt land) she’s freaking amazing. Her writing is excellent and her characters are. the. best.

Plot? It balanced the emotional flows of humour, secrets, and lies. There’s bad boys. And complex feelings. The best part of the writing was the dialogue. It’s done with style and humour! And the author didn’t have to clarify every third sentence that she WAS being sarcastic. It just was sarcastic. Bonus.

Things I didn’t like: Often a new chapter would begin by repeating the last scene of the previous chapter. The repetition was on the boring (and mildly frustrating) side. I hate repetition. Did I mention repetition? It bothers my brain cells.

I love how the book finishes with the thought it started on. So I will do the same: this is 250 pages of awesome. I’m exhausted.

AOaR_5star (3)

Cait has read 50 books this year. Her eyeballs are mildly tired. Currently she’s editing her fantasy book (read: hacking it to pieces) and counting down the hours until Catching Fire is out on DVD. Find her on twitter and her insane blog.



  1. Yep, I loved this book. The writing is gorgeous. It’s amazing how much time, effort, and imagination goes into creating a book that takes place (and then gets read) in only one night! I think I’ll read it again sometime in the near future. Anyway, great review. 🙂



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