The Writing’s On The Wall: You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner

The Writing’s On The Wall is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I create desktop wallpapers inspired by some of my favourite novels, authors, and literary quotes.

Title You’re Welcome, Universe
Author Whitney Gardner
Pages 297 Pages
Target Audience Young Adult
Genre & Keywords Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Published March 7th, 2017 by Knopf
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When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural.

Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up.

Out in the ’burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off — and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a full-blown graffiti war.

Told with wit and grit by debut author Whitney Gardner, who also provides gorgeous interior illustrations of Julia’s graffiti tags, You’re Welcome, Universe introduces audiences to a one-of-a-kind protagonist who is unabashedly herself no matter what life throws in her way.

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I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Kate Macate and The Branded Quotes whose clipart and/or fonts I purchased, edited and used in the creation of this wallpaper!

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I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Fox & Bear and The Routine Creative whose clipart and/or fonts I purchased, edited and used in the creation of this wallpaper!

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