Hey everyone! Today for our stop on the What We Saw At Night tour I have a small Character bio about the characters of the book. First here is the cover and the book blurb.
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.
Now for the character bio Jacquelyn Mitchard has prepared. It lets you have a little bit more insight into the characters of this book.
Allie's in love with Rob, who's in love with Juliet, but all three of them are lifelong amigos, sealed by fate to roam the night together. Outwardly normal kids, the three are victims of XP, the deadly sensitivity to sunlight, and so they live on the reverse clock, getting up each night at four or five to start their "day." People with XP usually don't live past middle age, so the three want to cram as many thrills as they can into the time they have, and X-treme sports are one way of doing that. Rob would have been a great basketball player, if his skin could withstand even the lights of a gym; and, until a bad fall, gorgeous Juliet was a competitive aerial ski jumper: competitions were held mostly at night, and, in her gear, she was covered literally head to toe. The daredevil discipline of Parkour is a way to test their nerve and their muscles, but it also leads them to the one thing they never thought they'd see at night -- the gristly work of a human monster so clever he makes them doubt he did anything wrong at all.
Be sure to check out this fascinating book!!