Publication Date: February 14, 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.
I had taken a Humanities course last year in my high school with the topic pertaining to Modernism. My favorite part of the course when when we were subjected to the world of Graffiti. Going to Five Points in NYC and seeing all the art that they wish to tear down and having a graffiti artist make something before my class’s very eyes was exciting and absolutely enchanting. It’s not like witnessing a Picasso but it has that existential forthcoming about it.
First Line: I pedal fast.