Select one of the keywords
Graffiti Girl    by Kelly Parra order for
Graffiti Girl
by Kelly Parra
Order:  USA  Can
MTV, 2007 (2007)
* *   Reviewed by Lyn Seippel

Angel believes she is a talented artist but not everyone thinks so. Her entry to chair the school mural committee didn't even place. The winning artist, Nathan Ramos, a senior track star, thinks enough of her talent to ask her to work on the committee which will eventually make community murals for the city parks. Although she has a crush on Nathan, Angel thinks he would never date a girl from her side of town.

Miguel Badalin, a bad boy graffiti artist, is also in their art class. His entry comes in second, but his competition is more against Ramos than a desire to be on the mural committee. He and Nathan, both talented artists, are rivals with a shared past.

Miguel thinks Angel's art would lend itself to graffiti. She gives in to his charm and finds herself hanging out with his crew. Miguel's approach to life and art are very different from her own. Learning graffiti is fun, but Angel is adamant that she'll never join in when they tag the town.

In Graffiti Girl, Angel struggles to learn to accept her own style and have confidence in it. Whatever happens she must be true to her art and trust her own decisions.

Note: Opinions expressed in reviews and articles on this site are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of BookLoons.

Find more Teens books on our Shelves or in our book Reviews