Let me make it in time. Let me meet Shadow. The guy who paints in the dark. Paints birds trapped on brick walls and people lost in ghost forests. Paints guys with grass growing from their hearts and girls with buzzing lawn mowers.
It’s the end of Year 12. Lucy’s looking for Shadow, the graffiti artist everyone talks about.
His work is all over the city, but he is nowhere.
Ed, the last guy she wants to see at the moment, says he knows where to find him. He takes Lucy on an all-night search to places where Shadow’s thoughts about heartbreak and escape echo around the city walls.
But the one thing Lucy can’t see is the one thing that’s right before her eyes.
- Winner, NSW Premier’s Literary Award (Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature)
- Winner, Prime Minister’s Literary Award (Young Adult Fiction)
- Honour Book, Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards (Older Readers)
- Shortlisted, Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
- Shortlisted, Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards
- Shortlisted, Inky Awards
- Shortlisted, ABIA Awards (Book of the Year, Older Children)
“Crowley celebrates friendship, curiosity, and intellectual pursuits and writes funny, sophisticated books that zing with wit and energy…” Anges Nieuwenhuizen, Magpies Volume Twenty-five
“Cath Crowley’s novel is beautifully balanced, with the right amount of wry humour, romance, danger and year 12 English references.” Frances Atkinson, Sunday Age, August 2010
“This is sexy, hilarious, rude, and a bit dangerous.” Bean There, Read That
“Graffiti Moon is so beautifully crafted that the shift between points of view is virtually seamless. Poet’s free verse contributions are rather like the tense pauses in great music — a place for readers to hold their breath and wait, skin tingling with anticipation, for the change in pace, pitch and rhythm.” NSW Association for Gifted and Talented Children
Published by Macmillan Publishers Australia