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Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
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Jun 23, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: arc, netgalley, 2011, 5-superb, realistic-fiction, young-adult, reviewed, own, re-read, 2012
Read from February 17 to 19, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 2

This review may also be found on A Thousand Little Pages.

This is what I hoped Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist could have been.
This is the type of contemporary YA that I wouldn’t mind reading every day. Kind of like how the Asian-ness in me wouldn’t mind eating rice for every single meal until old age renders me toothless and unable to chew. (Hopefully that sad, sad day will never come.)

Now, I don’t think an extended and super girly squeal would qualify as a review, so let me attempt to explain with the wonderful English language why I adored Graffiti Moon.

1) I actually like all the characters, even the secondary ones. Each of them had their own little moment in the spotlight, and you can’t help wanting to pinch their little cheeks and coo endearments at them. This might not have been appreciated, as all the characters were either high school seniors or older. But psh, details, details.

2) Lucy and Ed get to know each other inside out -- not physically inside out; get your mind out of the gutter -- before attraction appears. This concept is so obscure in YA nowadays that I feel like giving medals to every author that takes the time to develop relationships.

3) The graffiti described in here makes me want to fly to Australia and go on some sort of wild graffiti tour through the streets. Maybe I just live in a different sort of neighborhood, but I’ve only seen about two pieces of graffiti in my entire town, and they were simply uninspiring words drawn out in gigantic bubble letters. I would love to see painted, sleeping birds and lonely boys standing with blankness in their faces on random walls as I walk around.

Doesn’t Graffiti Moon just sound like a gorgeous read? Well, the reason the novel received 5 stars is mostly because:

4) I want this to happen to me, too. (Hmph, laugh all you want… I give you permission.)

I’ve already picked up a copy of Ms. Crowley’s A Little Wanting Song and am excited to read another one of her lovely novels.

Book Source: ARC from Random House Children's Books via NetGalley
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Quotes Cindy Liked

Cath Crowley
Love doesn't make the world go round
Sex makes it spin for a second or two
If you're lucky
So do chips, sausage rolls and girls in short skirts
Lays its fingers on your heart
And holds it
Under water
Remember that
When the next girl smiles”
Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon

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Aleeeeeza DO YOU KNOW HOW EXCITED I AM ABOUT THIS BOOK BEING ON NETGALLEY? um, yeah, a lot :P even though i won't be able to get to it for a while, but still...

Finished it in one sitting yesterday, and now I can't decided between a 4.5 or 5 rating...

Aleeeeeza yayyy for the 5 stars :D

Aleeeeeza ALWS will kill you with it' awesomeness. it's sooo beautiful.

Cindy IT IS. It is! And I thought "ALWS" was an acronym so I looked it up. Haha...

I'm re-reading this because my hardcopy came in the mail. :]

Aleeeeeza Cinnamon wrote: "IT IS. It is! And I thought "ALWS" was an acronym so I looked it up. Haha...

I'm re-reading this because my hardcopy came in the mail. :]"

yay! :)

Nafiza I need to buy this. Actually I need to get a job so I can feed my book addiction. :\

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This is wonderful and I love your review - captures the book perfectly. I read it while abroad in Aus. and I had no idea it was coming out in the States-woo hoo to that:) A Little Wanting Song was pretty good but I loved GM more :)

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Michelle moving this up my tbr pile. thanks!

Cindy @Nafiza: Buy eeet. Steal eeet. Do anything you can to get it. No, don't steal it.

@Rachel: Thank you :) And YES, I loved GM more than ALWS :)

@Michelle: Read it SOON.

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Serendipity speaking of which i need to borrow this maybe? :)

Cindy Right-o. Check your Gmail.

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