Love and Vandalism – ARC Book Review

“Do you believe in signs?” My water glass clinks down in front of me. “Yeah, sure. The big red ones that say stop are my favorite.”

Title: Love and Vandalism

Author: Laurie Boyle Crompton

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Pages: 320

Publication Date: May 1, 2017

Rating: 5 stars

Synopsis: Rory has been keeping secrets. She is the towns graffiti artist who has been painting lions all over their little town. She has been planning a big lion but she needs some accomplices. While she’s out painting one of her most recent lions. there’s a guy watching her. He introduces himself as Hayes and that he had become connected to the lions and saw how much raw pain is in them. Rory has been having a rough time at home thinking of her mom, her dad is a sergeant, who is against her creating art, he doesn’t want her to turn out like her mom. Does Rory and her dad make up? Do they find a way to become a family still or is there bond broken.

Thoughts:  Hurt, Pain, Love, Art, some big themes in this story. There is such raw feeling and I loved it. The feelings that are shared and the ones that aren’t, are so beautifully and realistically written. I just loved this story so much. I plan to get the physical book when it comes out. Overall this story is amazing! I would highly recommend you pick it up in May!

*Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion*



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