What We Saw at Night

By Jacquelyn Mitchard
(Soho Teen, Hardcover, 9781616951412, 1pp.)

Publication Date: January 8, 2013

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring '13 Kids List
“Can you imagine never being able to see the sun? Allie and her two closest friends, Juliet and Rob, all suffer from XP, a fatal allergy to sunlight, and can only come out at night. Juliet introduces Allie and Rob to Parkour -- the extreme sport of scaling and leaping off tall buildings, dangerous by day but deadly in darkness. Even scarier is observing a murder taking place in one of the buildings the trio is scaling. Only Allie investigates the incident, wondering why Rob and Juliet are ignoring her. Mitchard offers a thriller that will keep you guessing to the very end -- and beyond.”
-- Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI


Description

Allie Kim suffers from Xeroderma Pigmentosum: a fatal allergy to sunlight that confines her and her two best friends, Rob and Juliet, to the night. When freewheeling Juliet takes up Parkour—the stunt-sport of scaling and leaping off tall buildings—Allie and Rob have no choice but to join her, if only to protect her. Though potentially deadly, Parkour after dark makes Allie feel truly alive, and for the first time equal to the “daytimers.”
 
On a random summer night, the trio catches a glimpse of what appears to be murder. Allie alone takes it upon herself to investigate, and the truth comes at an unthinkable price. Navigating the shadowy world of specialized XP care, extreme sports, and forbidden love, Allie ultimately uncovers a secret that upends everything she believes about the people she trusts the most.




About the Author
Jacquelyn Mitchard is the national bestselling author of The Breakdown Lane, Twelve Times Blessed, and The Deep End of the Ocean, which was the very first book picked by Oprah for her book club. She also has several children's books to her credit: Baby Bat's Lullaby, Starring Prima!, and Rosalie, My Rosalie. Jackie lives outside Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and eight children.
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