The mysterious Night People have been visiting Sam for ten years, since he was five.
Sam is the definition of a teen loner. He is already dealing with abusive parents, and he trusts no one, teen or adult—he already knows bad things happen when you trust people. But it’s hard not to trust Jade . . .
Jade is smart and outgoing and expects adults to help, not hurt her. When she arrives in town, she wants to be Sam’s friend. But Sam is afraid to have friends, because of the Night People. They appear to be aliens, and if people know he sees them, they’ll think he’s crazy, and who knows what will happen then?
Jade convinces Sam they should become partners and investigate these mysterious beings. She is quickly pulled into Sam’s daily struggles—including anger, bullying, and abuse. Tracking the weird, scary Night People almost seems like a relief.
But the Night People’s actions are straight out of a sci-fi mystery. What are they doing in a small Kansas town? What do they want with Sam and Jade? And how do two ordinary teens end up being harassed by an army officer? Or kidnapped? Or stranded in an underground military base? Or visiting Area 51?
Will Sam and Jade discover who the Night People are and what they want? Will their new friendship survive these challenges and lead to something more?
What reviewers are saying about The Night People:
- … a fast-paced adventure that kept me on the edge of my seat …
- … relatable characters and compelling world-building …
- … a style that is both compelling and haunting …
*Trigger warning: This book contains several instances of child (teen) abuse.