The Secret Hour

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The Secret Hour

Format:  Hardcover,

297 pages

Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books

Publish Date: Mar 2004

ISBN-13: 9780060519513

ISBN-10: 0060519517

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Nobody is safe in the secret hour.

Strange things happen at midnight in the town of Bixby, Oklahoma.

Time freezes.

Nobody moves.

For one secret hour each night, the town belongs to the dark creatures that haunt the shadows. Only a small group of people know about the secret hour -- only they are free to move about the midnight time.

These people call themselves Midnighters. Each one has a different power that is strongest at midnight: Seer, Mindcaster, Acrobat, Polymath. For years the Midnighters and the dark creatures have shared the secret hour, uneasily avoiding one another. All that changes when the new girl with an unmistakablemidnight aura appears at Bixby High School.

Jessica Day is not an outsider like the other Midnighters. She acts perfectly normal in every way. But it soon becomes clear that the dark creatures sense a hidden power in Jessica . . . and they're determined to stop her beforeshe can use it.

A story of courage, shadowy perils, and unexpected destiny, the secret hour is the first volume of the mesmerizing Midnighters trilogy by acclaimed author Scott Westerfeld.

Specifications

Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publish Date: Mar 2004
ISBN-13: 9780060519513
ISBN-10: 0060519517
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 297
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.95
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.5 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 060519517

Awards and Recognitions

  • Aurealis Award, 2004 (Australia)
  • Evergreen Young Adult Book Award, 2007 (United States)
  • Sequoyah Book Award, 2007 (United States)
  • Beehive Young Adults' Book Award, 2006 (United States)
  • Nevada Young Reader's Award, 2006 (United States)

Book description

Nobody is safe in the secret hour.

Strange things happen at midnight in the town of Bixby, Oklahoma.

Time freezes.

Nobody moves.

For one secret hour each night, the town belongs to the dark creatures that haunt the shadows. Only a small group of people know about the secret hour -- only they are free to move about the midnight time.

These people call themselves Midnighters. Each one has a different power that is strongest at midnight: Seer, Mindcaster, Acrobat, Polymath. For years the Midnighters and the dark creatures have shared the secret hour, uneasily avoiding one another. All that changes when the new girl with an unmistakable midnight aura appears at Bixby High School.

Jessica Day is not an outsider like the other Midnighters. She acts perfectly normal in every way. But it soon becomes clear that the dark creatures sense a hidden power in Jessica... and they're determined to stop her before she can use it.

A story of courage, shadowy perils, and unexpected destiny, the secret hour is the first volume of the mesmerizing Midnighters trilogy by acclaimed author Scott Westerfeld.

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