What We Saw At Night

What We Saw At Night

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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."
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 144 x 210 x 28mm | 680.39g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1616951419
  • 9781616951412
  • 1,342,277

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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
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"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"
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About Jacquelyn Mitchard

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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1,009 ratings
3.1 out of 5 stars
5 10% (100)
4 25% (251)
3 38% (384)
2 20% (198)
1 8% (76)
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