About the BookA stunning debut novel about brutality and beauty, and about broken people trying to survive--perfect for fans of Patrick Ness, Laura Ruby, and Meg Rosoff.
What Beauty There Is is Cory Anderson's stunning YA novel about brutality and beauty, and about broken people trying to survive--Intense, brutal, and searingly honest, What Beauty There Is is perfect for fans of Patrick Ness, Laura Ruby, and Meg Rosoff.To understand the truth, you have to start at the beginning.
Beautifully written and superbly constructed, Anderson pulls you onto a chilling footpath of love and loss--and keeps you there until you've read every last word. --Ruta Sepetys, #1 New York Times bestselling author and Carnegie Medal winner of Salt to the SeaA -gorgeous, intense, and shocking look at chaos, survival, fate, and betrayal... A first purchase and a must-read. Prepare to be haunted and chilled to the bone by this exceptional story. --School Library Journal starred review Intense, brutal, and searingly honest, Anderson's debut features intricate plotting and action that hold up against the best thriller novels, yet it is all the more remarkable for its tender, multidimensional characterization and sharp, crystalline prose. Riveting and unforgettable. --Kirkus starred review Debut author [Cory] Anderson captures the setting and souls of her characters through her sparse yet lyrical text, creating a suspenseful, throbbing tale of love and survival, choices and consequences. Told in alternating voices, this powerful story will mesmerize. --Booklist starred review Readers who like their novels pitch dark and bone chilling will revel in the horrifying villain and the trio of kids locked into a dilemma they cannot possibly resolve. --The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books Anderson's starkly atmospheric thriller illuminates ways in which cycles of poverty and incarceration can disenfranchise children. --Publishers Weekly [A] taut psychological thriller. Anderson's spare, lyrical writing yields great insight into her characters, and the unforgiving Idaho winter landscape is almost a character in its own right. - Horn Book
About the AuthorCory Anderson is a winner of the League of Utah Writers Young Adult Novel Award and Grand Prize in the Storymakers Conference First Chapter Contest. She lives in Utah with her family. What Beauty There Is is her debut novel.