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: 968,227

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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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"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, "New York Times" bestselling 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 " "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""An interesting page-turner...the cliff-hanger ending will have most readers waiting for the next installment." --"School Library Journal" "WHAT WE SAW AT NIGHT is a well-crafted, well-paced crime thriller about friendship, disability, first love and the choices we make about how to spend our short time on this earth." --TeenReads.com Praise for Jacquelyn Mitchard "Will make you thankful...will make you think...will make you feel."--Oprah Winfrey "Keeps you reading to the last page"--Jodi Picoult "Dangerous and Powerful"--"Booklist" "[Mitchard] writes with grace and authority"--"Publishers Weekly" Praise for "The Deep End of the Ocean" "[A] wrenching first novel, flies in the face of everything movies and your better class of talk shows say about bad things that happen to good people . . . wonderfully written.""─The New York Times Book Review" Praise for "All We Know of Heaven"