By Cath Crowley
Knopf Books For Young Reader, 272 pages
14th February, 2012
Senior year 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. He's out there somewhere—spraying color, spraying birds and blue sky on the night—and Lucy knows a guy who paints like Shadow is someone she could fall for. Really fall for. Instead, Lucy's stuck at a party with Ed, the guy she's managed to avoid since the most awkward date of her life. But when Ed tells her he knows where to find Shadow, they're suddenly on an all-night search around the city. And what Lucy can't see is the one thing that's right before her eyes.
- GoodReads.com description
Another good contemporary book! This is the 2nd contemp book that I read that's set in a 24-hour period book. And it was AWESOME!
She has a crush on Shadow and she hadn't even met him yet! I guess, she fell for his graffiti. Okay. The story starts when she meets Ed in a party, the guy she avoids on purpose since the most awkward date of her life - actually, the only date she went on.
They all have their own personal problems. Ed actually dropped out of school and no he has rents to pay. He works with Bert and after Bert died, he kind of got lost. I mean, his income was cut off because it came from Bert and he has no job and no money to pay for his rents and all.
They went on an all-night search for Shadow and that was when I couldn't put the book. At school I couldn't stop fidgeting until the bell rings just so I could continue to read it. Crowley's words are so artsy. So mesmerizing. No wonder she won many awards for this book.
Definitely a worthy read. Read it guys. This one's a keeper!