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.
I really liked What We Saw at Night. I thought it was interesting learning about Parkour. When I was read the book, I thought it was something the author had made up to make the story more interesting. After finishing the book, I did some research on Parkour. It turns out, Parkour is real. I'm still not sure if XP is real though. I have yet to do research on it. Although, I did find the idea of XP fascinating. Parkour and XP combined with a mystery made for a great plot. The book had me turning pages until the end, wondering what was going to happen next. I didn't really care for Juliet. I thought she was rude and had a crappy personality. I enjoyed What We Saw at Night. I am eagerly anticipating the sequel, What We Lost in the Dark, which I think releases later this year.
I give What We Saw at Night: 4/5.
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