Random Quote of the Day: “You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.” – Dave Barry
Hello sunshines! 🔆 Captivating Covers is a meme created by me — @JBelkBooks. Every week or so, I share a cover of a novel that I find to be Captivating. It doesn’t have to be one you’ve read, just one that you enjoy! You can add your own twist to it, but I like to include the book synopsis & book details. So, I created this meme to share my findings with you all!
Title: You’re Welcome, Universe
Author: Whitney Gardner
Genre: Young-Adult, Contemporary
Published: March 7th, 2017
If you are looking for a Diverse read this 2017, definitely get your hands on this beauty!! This novel is a debut that focuses on disabilities, so if you enjoy a good contemporary with phenomenal writing & intersectionality, go check it out on Goodreads! It already has exceptional ratings, so we know it’s going to be amazing!!
⬇Want to read the synopsis? Check it out below!⬇
Synopsis from Goodreads:
You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner
“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.”
And there we have it! I’m so excited to read more diversely this 2017, and as always I’m up to recommendations! I encourage you all to go out and find more novels that may not be in your comfort zone — who knows, you may find your next favorite book 😉
Thanks for reading & I’ll see you next time…
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