Love doesn’t make the world go round
Sex makes it spin for a second or two
If you’re lucky
So do chips, sausage rolls and girls in short skirts
Lays its fingers on your heart
And holds it
When the next girl smiles
You know the smile you get when you see an old couple still in love? Or when you see two children holding hands and pretending to be on a "date"? Or when you see two teenagers fall crazily, passionately in love and their eyes sparkle every time they look at each other? Yeah, that smile. That's the one I had pasted on my face the whole time I was reading Graffiti Moon.
Lucy is the sweetest and weirdest heroine ever. There's something distinctly innocent about her, and her personality is a lot like that of a 4 years old's, and I mean that in the best way possible. I love love love Lucy's purity and her introspective personality and how she completely lives in her head. She's honest and speaks her mind, and I've always found it remarkable when grown-ups still retain most of their inner child. Lucy may only be a teenager, but her maturity level is certainly a lot greater than most adults I know.
I also found Ed to be quite the sweetheart. I'm a sucker for artistic boys, so it's no surprise that I loved this guy. What does come as a surprise, however, is my complete acceptance of Ed's feelings for Beth. I tend to generally hate exes of the main characters, but I had no problem with Beth and Ed's relationship. That makes me rather happy 'cause it saved me a lot of energy which I would have otherwise used hating on her.
When it comes to the writing, Cath Crowley does an excellent job of alternating between the two POVs without confusing the reader. Lucy and Ed are both unique in their own ways, but their compatibility definitely shines through in their respective chapters.
Graffiti Moon was an unplanned read because it was simply the shortest book I had on-hand that could be read in between other planned reads, and it turned out to be a lot more amazing than I had expected. It's definitely one of the most heart-warming reads I've read in a while! ♥