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The Midnighters of Bixby, Oklahoma, know that their town is full of secrets. These five teenagers are the only ones who know about the mysterious hour at midnight when the world freezes, except for them and the creatures that inhabit the darkness.

But they do not know why earlier generations of Midnighters all disappeared, or why they are now the only Midnighters in town. As they learn more about the secret hour's twists and turns, they uncover terrifying mysteries woven into the very fabric of Bixby's history, and a conspiracy that touches both the midnight hour and the world of daylight.

At the same time, the Midnighters' own secrets start to emerge, including some that were never meant to come to light, changing the fragile dynamics among the five.

This time Jessica Day is not the only Midnighter in mortal danger, and if the group can't find a way to come together, they could lose one of their own — forever.

A tale of betrayal, horrifying revelations, and powerful alliances, touching darkness is the second volume of the riveting Midnighters trilogy by acclaimed author Scott Westerfeld.

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"Despite a too-sudden conclusion, this powerful page-turner is compelling as it pits heroes against unspeakable evil both human and supernatural." Kirkus Reviews

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"Far scarier and much more convincing than The Secret Hour, Touching Darkness combines science, horror, and history in a well-crafted tale....Guaranteed to fly off the shelves." School Library Journal

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The Midnighters are unprepared for a new threat that stalks them in the daylight. This time, Jessica Day is not the only Midnighter in danger in this second volume of Westerfeld's mesmerizing trilogy.

About the Author

Scott Westerfeld has written five adult novels, including The Risen Empire and Evolution's Darling. He was born in Texas and has also designed children's software and composed electronic music. He alternates his summers between New York City and Sydney, Australia.

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camadearen, August 2, 2007 (view all comments by camadearen)
The story is captivating cause it doesn't spill the plot in a few sentences, its meant to be read entirely. I can't get over what happens in the book by skimming the pages. Its also scary and mysterious, and I'm still not sure what happens because nobody put a summary of it online.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060519544
Author:
Westerfeld, Scott
Publisher:
Harper Teen
Author:
by Scott Westerfeld
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Midnighters
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
March 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.60x6.24x1.10 in. 1.07 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 336 pages Eos - English 9780060519544 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Despite a too-sudden conclusion, this powerful page-turner is compelling as it pits heroes against unspeakable evil both human and supernatural."
"Review" by , "Far scarier and much more convincing than The Secret Hour, Touching Darkness combines science, horror, and history in a well-crafted tale....Guaranteed to fly off the shelves."
"Synopsis" by , The Midnighters are unprepared for a new threat that stalks them in the daylight. This time, Jessica Day is not the only Midnighter in danger in this second volume of Westerfeld's mesmerizing trilogy.
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