Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Review: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley


Title: Graffiti Moon
Author: Cath Crowley
Author Info: Website|Blog|Facebook|Twitter
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Source: Purchased
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Publication Date: 5th July 2012
Rating: 2 stars

Tell Me About It
School 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. Somewhere in the glassy darkness, he's out there, spraying colour, birds and blue sky on the night.
My Thoughts
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.

Final Verdict
Graffiti Moon was a very mixed read for me, and I ended up finishing this one on a disappointing note.

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