What beauty there is

by Anderson, Cory,

Format: Print Book 2021
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What Beauty There Is is Cory Anderson's stunning YA novel about brutality and beauty, and about broken people trying to survive--perfect for fans of Patrick Ness, Laura Ruby, and Meg Rosoff.

To understand the truth, you have to start at the beginning.

Winter in Idaho. The sky is dark. It is cold enough to crack bones.

Living in harsh poverty, Jack Dahl is holding his breath. He and his younger brother have nothing--except each other. And now Jack faces a stark choice: lose his brother to foster care or find the drug money that sent his father to prison.

He chooses the money.

Ava Bardem lives in isolation, a life of silence. For seventeen years her father, a merciless man, has controlled her fate. He has taught her to love no one. Now Victor Bardem is stalking the same money as Jack. When he picks up on Jack's trail, Ava must make her own wrenching choice: remain silent or speak, and help the brothers survive.

Choices. They come at a price.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In the mountains of Idaho, quiet Jack Dahl, 17, and his little brother, Matty, live alone. With their mother dead and their situation precarious, Jack makes a tough decision: to avoid losing Matty to Child Services, he sets out to find the stolen drug money that landed his father in prison. The cash is well hidden, though, and he's not the only one looking for it: when a vicious, unnamed drug dealer and Jack's father's merciless former associate, Bardem, catch wind of Jack's hunt, they set their sights on him. Bardem's daughter, Ava, finds herself drawn to the brothers--but to save them, she must break away from her controlling and abusive father. Alternating between the third person and Ava's first-person reflections in a fully realized rural setting, Anderson's starkly atmospheric thriller illuminates ways in which cycles of poverty and incarceration can disenfranchise children. Supporting characters, however, especially the two primary villains, suffer from indiscrete renderings, and a character "disfigured" after an attempted scalping is unfortunately named "Red." Ages 14--up. Agent: Lindsay Davis Auld, Writers House. (Apr.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Brothers -- Fiction.
Poor -- Fiction.
Survival -- Fiction.
Idaho -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher New York :2021
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 362 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781250268099
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