January’s book for Teen Lit Rocks book club was Graffiti Moon by: Cath Crowley. I really enjoyed the book is definitely one of my favorites out of the books that we have read so far in the book club. One thing that I really like about the book is that you get to read it thru the eyes of two characters instead of just one. The two main characters are Lucy and ED. Lucy has just finished Senior year and for a night to celebrate she is going to spend it looking for Shadow, a graffiti artist, who’s work she is very familiar with.
ED is Shadow and only a few people know it. ED is also the person who’s nose Lucy broke on their first and last date. So you could say that they don’t really like each other too much. I like that you find out that ED is Shadow right off the bat, because then you get to know how Shadow felt and thought when he painted some of the graffiti that they look at. Some times in the book I wanted to jump into the story and yell at Lucy saying “Open your eyes! ED is Shadow!” or yell at ED and say “You idiot, tell her that you are Shadow! It’s the right thing to do.”
I am kinda glad that Shadow didn’t end up being the person Lucy imagined in her mind. I’m glad it was ED, he may be a High School drop out and not the sharpest pencil in the box but he is a good guy. For the letter grade I definitely rate it a big fat A!