“I was nothing inside but light and color”
Can you be in love with a book? I know that I can fall in love with a character, I had a few crushes here and there, but if I were to want to get married with a book, I would propose to this one in a heartbeat.
Dear Graffiti Moon,
Will you please marry me?.. For richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, as long as we both shall live, until my kindle do us part..
*waiting for the answer*
You want to know more about our story?
It was love at first sight, yes I am shallow like that, I fell in love with the Australian cover. It’s simple, just a yellow can of spray that could paint you the whole world, that can take all the beautiful words in the world and put them together in the most perfect story I’ve ever read.
I’ve seen it a few times on a website or too, it looked a little bit shy, hiding between all those amazing Australian writings, and when it looked at me – in that perfect moment – I knew this would be the one.
I took it on a date on NetGalley’s and all I can say it’s that it was perfect, I couldn’t wait for the next time I saw it..
We had 2 more amazing dates and every time I wished I had more time to spend with it, I wished to stay there, holding it in my arms and reading it all my life.
*still waiting for the answer *
Ok.. so this sounds pretty awkward ( I think I made a fool of myself by proposing in front of everyone – I told you it was shy) but the truth is that yes, I am in love with this book, I’m in love with the writing style, and if it wasn’t awkward at all and the author would be at least a guy, I would say that I fell in love with Cath Crowley too.
No, dear Cath, you don’t have to hide from me, I won’t stalk you, I am just a big fan of yours and I want to thank you for all those beautiful words that sometimes almost made me tear of emotion.
Thank you! I am no good at words but I wish I could say this in a matching perfect way, as you did in this book.
I have a dream now, I want to visit Australia, I want to see Melbourne at night, I want to get lost watching beautiful graffiti art on the walls, and I pray to God that Shadow really exists, not for me to fall in love with him (if this book accepts my proposal I will be 2 times happily married by next Sunday and it will be too much already) but to have the honor to see such wonderful paintings as described in the book.
If you could spray feelings on the walls it will be exactly what this book is, if you could hold dreams in your hands it would feel exactly like reading this book, and maybe you don’t understand a word of what I am saying, but I think you will after reading it. Yes, it’s perfect, believe me. I’ve been waiting for this book for a while and I was more than happy when I got the chance to finally read it.
The story is simple and beautiful. It’s about friendship, and love, and struggle. It’s about decisions and moments that are lost between the words. It’s about art and beauty, it’s full of life and emotion, it will make you happy and sad, and at the end it will win your heart. Forever.
Dear Graffiti Moon,
Please say yes, please say yes!
“I took a can and my brain clicked off and my hands clicked on and I escaped onto the wall, a painted ghost trapped in a jar. I stood back to look at it and I knew the sad thing wasn’t that the ghost was running out of air. The sad thing was that he had enough air in that small space to last him a lifetime. What were you thinking, little ghost? Letting yourself get trapped like that?”
“There was no skin on my voice and she heard the bones in my words like I did”
“Her words are paintings, and I’m painting them on the wall in my head as she talks”
Watch this wonderful video by Sharon Hayes
Fan art by me
Early review: ARC from HarperCollins. Thank you!