A promising start!

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What Beauty There Is starts with the startling knowledge that the only person Jack Dahl has in the world is his brother, Matty. That is, until he meets Ava. Told with matter-of-fact grimness, Jack's background is one of extreme poverty and he is on the verge of losing his little brother to foster care.

As he debates how to support them both, he meets Ava at school. A dark-eyed, quiet, mysterious girl who piques Jack's interest with her familiar facial expressions. We don't know the story of how they become friends (or more!) but I know it will be interesting.

The jacket cover is a good representation of the derelict landscape of the winter the teens are weathering, with a kind of quiet winter beauty. I can't wait to read more!