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What We Saw at Night
by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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More About What We Saw at Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard
 
 
 
Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9781616951412
  • ISBN-10: 1616951419
  • Publisher: Soho Teen
  • Publish Date: January 2013
  • Page Count: 1
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-17


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-11-12
  • Reviewer: Staff

Bestselling author Mitchard launches the Soho Teen imprint with a contemporary thriller whose tension and excitement are tempered by coincidences, near misses, and credulity-stretching assumptions. Sixteen-year-old Allie Kim and her friends Juliet and Rob all suffer from xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), a fatal allergy to light. Their shortened lives must be lived in the dark. Luckily, they live in a quiet Lake Superior resort that hosts both rich people and a specialized XP clinic, so everything necessary for an unshackled nightlife is available. At Juliet’s instigation, the trio takes up the acrobatic extreme sport of parkour. When Allie witnesses something disturbing during one of their midnight building-climbing jaunts, and a friend turns up dead, no one believes Allie’s claim that the fault is not with adolescent recklessness, but a blonde sociopath she glimpsed through a window. Atmospheric, melancholy passages, especially at the outset, can be breathtaking, but as the improbable twists mount, subtler emotions are lost to momentary gasps of horror and lingering skepticism. A cliffhanger ending sets up a planned sequel. Ages 12–up. Agent: Jane Gelfman, Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents. (Jan.)

 
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