Graffiti Moon's appeal to me was initially the story's backdrop being where I live. Then it won the Ethel Turner Prize For Young People's Literature, and I knew I had to read it.
The narration of Graffiti Moon switches between Lucy and Ed's perspectives, with poems by 'Poet' intermittent. While having both of them narrating left a lot of mystery out, it helps make the storyline feel more realistic.
Cath's writing style had a flowing, smooth quality to it that made it easy to become engaged by the story. The narrations felt genuine to the characters's ages, something I don't come across often and cherish whenever I find it.
The characters were all funny and quirky, and immediately likeable. I felt attached to them so much so that I was disappointed when I reached the last page and had to part with them all.
I give Graffiti Moon a 4 out of 5.
Recommend it for fans of: Beatle Meets Destiny, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist.
I read this book for the Aussie YA Reading Challenge.