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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"Crowley (A Little Wanting Song) returns with a moving contemporary spin on disguised-identity romances (think You've Got Mail), first published in Australia. The novel is told in the voices of two creative older teenagers — Ed, aka secretive graffiti artist Shadow, and Lucy, a fledgling glass blower — interspersed with the poems of Leo/Poet, Ed's best friend and graffiti partner. Set over the course of one long night, Crowley's story slowly develops the relationship between Ed and Lucy, enemies since a disastrous date two years earlier. Lucy is obsessed with Shadow and his art; she tells Ed, 'I just want to meet one guy, one guy, who thinks art is cool.' The teens' artistic sensibilities are richly and affectingly expressed; readers will agonize over their obvious compatibility and long for them to recognize each other as soul mates. The beauty and danger of the nocturnal urban landscape is an effective counterpoint to the growing attraction of the sensitive yet bristly pair. Secondary characters — close friends, artistic mentors, and well-meaning parents — are strongly rendered, layering the steadily engrossing story with credible complexity. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Catherine Drayton, InkWell Management." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Cath Crowley grew up in a small town in rural Victoria, Australia. She studied professional writing and editing at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and works as both a freelance writer and a part-time teacher in Melbourne. She is also the author of A Little Wanting Song on the Knopf list. Visit her at CathCrowley.com.au.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375869532
Author:
Crowley, Cath
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Children s Art-General
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
romance;graffiti;contemporary;young adult;art;relationships;fiction;realistic fiction;identity;love;coming of age;australia
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.51 x 5.88 x 0.97 in 0.84 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Crowley (A Little Wanting Song) returns with a moving contemporary spin on disguised-identity romances (think You've Got Mail), first published in Australia. The novel is told in the voices of two creative older teenagers — Ed, aka secretive graffiti artist Shadow, and Lucy, a fledgling glass blower — interspersed with the poems of Leo/Poet, Ed's best friend and graffiti partner. Set over the course of one long night, Crowley's story slowly develops the relationship between Ed and Lucy, enemies since a disastrous date two years earlier. Lucy is obsessed with Shadow and his art; she tells Ed, 'I just want to meet one guy, one guy, who thinks art is cool.' The teens' artistic sensibilities are richly and affectingly expressed; readers will agonize over their obvious compatibility and long for them to recognize each other as soul mates. The beauty and danger of the nocturnal urban landscape is an effective counterpoint to the growing attraction of the sensitive yet bristly pair. Secondary characters — close friends, artistic mentors, and well-meaning parents — are strongly rendered, layering the steadily engrossing story with credible complexity. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Catherine Drayton, InkWell Management." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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