What We Saw at Night

What We Saw at Night

Hardback What We Saw at Night

By (author) Jacquelyn Mitchard

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  • Publisher: Soho Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 144mm x 210mm x 28mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 14 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1616951419
  • ISBN 13: 9781616951412
  • Sales rank: 981,689

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Three teenagers with XP (a life-threatening allergy to sunlight) are a species unto themselves. As seen through the eyes of 16-year-old Allie Kim, they roam the silent streets, looking for adventure while others sleep. 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.

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Jacquelyn Mitchard is the #1 "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Deep End of the Ocean," the very first Oprah Book Club pick, as well as more than twenty""other critically acclaimed books for adults and teens. A nominee for several""national and international awards, she served on the 2004 Fiction Jury for the""National Book Award. In addition, she is a longtime journalist and regular""contributor to "Real Simple "and "Parade "magazines.

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"Spring 2013 Kids' Indie Next Pick" "Allie's...voice [is] honest and real...fascinating looks at both Parkour and a disease so unconventional that it turns the lives of patients and families upside down." --"Booklist, "High Demand Review "Dangerously addictive, breathtakingly beautiful, terminally awesome." --Lauren Myracle, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Shine" "A thrilling ride through the darkness... Dark, suspenseful and quietly beautiful." --Melissa Walker, author of "Small Town Sinners""The plot is intricately woven, with twists at every turn. Mitchard's exemplary writing takes a masterful detour into young adult territory." --Karin Slaughter, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Criminal " ""What We Saw at Night" is an engaging blend of real-world drama involving a life-and-death illness and a whodunit thriller. Imagine John Green's recent "The Fault in Our Stars" in a mashup with a Nancy Drew mystery. Plus some roof jumping and wall scaling." --"Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" "The fast pace is set from the beginning with Juliet's dazzling jump across the buildings... recommended for readers who enjoy a unique twist on realistic fiction." --"VOYA Magazine" "Atmospheric, melancholy... breathtaking." --"Publishers Weekly ""This latest from Mitchard is quickly paced and intricately plotted, with flares of humor cobbled into the dialogue.... The suspense will keep [readers] engrossed." --"Kirkus""An interesting page-turner...the cliff-hanger ending will have most readers waiting for the next installment." --"School Library Journal" "Allie seizes control of her life, complete with the risks it contains... although the pace of the book accelerates and dangers press close--whatever's ahead, Allie can face it." --Beth Kanell, Kingdom Books Bookstore "WHAT WE SAW AT NIGHT is a well-crafted, well-paced crime thriller about friendship, disability, first love and the