Graffiti art. It’s bold. It’s thrilling. And it can get a girl into serious trouble…
Angel Rodriguez is a headstrong, independent young woman who channels her hopes and dreams for the future into her painting. But when her entry for a community mural doesn’t rate, she’s heartbroken. That’s when Miguel Badalin–from the notorious graffiti crew Reyes Del Norte–opens her eyes to an underground world of graf tags and turf wars. She’s blown away by this bad boy’s fantastic work and finds herself drawn to his dangerous charm. Soon she’s running with Miguel’s crew, pushing her skills to the limit and beginning to emerge as the artist she always dreamed she could be. Angel must decide what matters most before the artist inside of her can truly break free.
- TWO Time RWA RITA Finalist: Best First Book, Best YA Novel
- Selected by the National Book Foundation for the “BookUp NYC” program
- Selected by a VIT (Very Important Teen) as a page-turning read in TEEN magazine (Winter 2008)
- Recommended by the The California Latino Legislative Caucus for Reading Education