What We Saw at Night Lib/E (Compact Disc)
Blackstone Publishing, 9780792797418, 6pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2013
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/7/2013)
Compact Disc (1/8/2013)
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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
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In a small hospital town, a trio of teens rebel against their fatal diagnosis of XP, an allergy to sunlight, with late night Parkour, an extreme sport of daredevil risks. On a random summer night, while scaling a building like any other, the three happen to peer into an empty apartment and glimpse an older man with what looks like a dead girl. A game of cat-and-mouse ensues that escalates through the underground world of hospital confinement, off-the-grid sports, and forbidden love. Allie, who can never see the light of day, discovers she's the lone key to stopping a human monster.
About the Author
Jacquelyn Mitchard was born in Chicago. Her first novel, "The Deep End of the Ocean," was published in 1996, becoming the first selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club and a number one "New York Times" bestseller. Eight other novels, four children's books and six young adult novels followed, including "The Midnight Twins, Still Summer, All We Know of Heaven," and "The Breakdown Lane." A former daily newspaper reporter, Mitchard now is a contributing editor for "Parade," and frequently writes for such publications as "More" and "Real Simple." Her essays and short stories have been widely anthologized. An adjunct professor in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Fairfield University, she lives in Wisconsin with her husband and their nine children.