What We Saw at Night
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... show more
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.
Publish date: January 8th 2013
Publisher: Soho Teen
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Series: What We Saw at Night (#1)
Quick review for a somewhat quick read. "What We Saw At Night" is an odd YA mystery. I don't know if I can say that my impression of it being "odd" is a good thing, because the oddity lies in its overarching presentation despite some pretty awesome/interesting elements. There were so many things abo...
What We Saw at Night should never have made my favorites list. It probably shouldn’t even be on my “like” list, because it just had so many problems. I didn’t like two of the main characters for most of the book (and still didn’t like one of them after I finished the book), I had to find the answer ...
This is one of those books I wish I had read reviews for before I picked it up. I wanted something fast and fun, and something stand alone. This wasn't really any of the above. For a book about murder and daring night time stunts it was strangely dull. The pacing was just plain off. And while Parkou...
I wanted to give this book a four star review. I did. And a lot of me LOVED this book and I absolutely couldn't put it down. WHAT WE SAW AT NIGHT has some of the tightest characterization and setting I've seen in YA lit. But the plot fell apart about halfway, and then began to disintegrate rapidly. ...
Real rating: 3 1/2 starsI enjoyed What We Saw At Night. It was an enjoyable read, but really, there were a ton of issues with the story, things that pulled me out just as I was finally finding myself pulled in. Especially that ending. But we’ll get to that in a moment..Here’s the thing, I went into ...