Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday 11/7/12 What We Saw at Night

What We Saw at Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Publication Date: January 8th 2013
 Like the yearning, doomed young clones in Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go, 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. When Allie's best friend introduces the trio to Parkour, the stunt-sport of running and climbing off forest cliffs and tall buildings (risky in daylight and potentially deadly by darkness), they feel truly alive, equal to the "daytimers."

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.
I heard about this from Lauren from 365 days of Reading in one of her recent book hauls. I love books with kids who have various illnesses because it give a different perspective on life that I'm used to seeing and I think this sounds just awesome! 

1 comment:

  1. I love the cover of this book! Thanks for sharing something new with me!

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