Author(s): Jacquelyn Mitchard
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. 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.
Jacquelyn Mitchard is the #1 "New York Time"s bestselling author of "The Deep End of the Ocean," the very first Oprah Book Club pick, as well as over twenty other critically acclaimed books for adults and teens. A nominee for several National and International Awards, she served on the 2004 Fiction Jury for the National Book Award. In addition, she is a longtime journalist and regular contributor to "Real Simple" and "Parade" magazines. Most recently, she has been named Editorial Director of Merit Press, the new Young Adult imprint at F+W, launching in Fall 2012.