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Are you interested in street art, glassblowing, poetry, Australia, and/or intrepid young adult protagonists who embark upon overnight quests full of mystery, danger, betrayal, and redemption? If any of the above caught your eye, drew your attention, or even made you pause with a ho-hum of interest, try reading Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley. This book will satisfy on all counts.
The story follows Lucy, a promising glass artist who will soon graduate and go off to college, as she follows the work of street artists Shadow and Poet. Shadow leaves spray-painted art pieces of social commentary, accompanied by his friend Poet’s verses, on walls and train stations around their Australian city. Lucy wants to find this graffiti artist whose pictures sing to her soul. He, on the other hand, is pretty sure he doesn’t want to be found…
As a fan of Banksy and glassblowing, I found this book a lot of fun to read. Also, without giving too much away, it was fun to see how long it would take one character to figure out what most other characters and the reader already knew! I definitely recommend this novel to anyone who liked Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, or anyone who just wants a great read. Request it here.