Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Review: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
When I first heard about Graffiti Moon I was intrigued about the characters, and the story itself. I picked up a copy a while after publication, and it sat on my shelf gathering dust and waiting to be read......and after finishing the book I kind of wish I had left it there a bit longer and picked up another book instead.
Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy some aspects of the book, enough for me to finish it, but I didn't really connect with the characters. I also went into this thinking the time frame would be spaced out over several days or weeks, and while it does have flashbacks, the span of the story centres around one night. How can a group of children who have just finished school do so much in just one night and not have any parents or adults concerned with their whereabouts. The story just felt rushed to me.
However, I did like the artistic aspect of Graffiti Moon, both the graffiti and the glass blowing. The glass blowing really captured my attention, especially on putting small objects into the glass.
Graffiti Moon was a very mixed read for me, and I ended up finishing this one on a disappointing note.