Night Owls

by Jenn Bennett

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LoveReading View on Night Owls

August 2015 NewGen Debut of the Month.

A chance meeting between two teenagers on San Francisco’s night bus sparks one of the most luminously-drawn relationships in contemporary YA. When Beatrix (‘too weird for jocks and not weird enough for hipsters’) and Jack (‘all retro and rockabilly and cool’) encounter one another aboard the Owl bus, the attraction is immediate, and overwhelmingly powerful. Both are talented artists – Bex is obsessed with anatomy and wants to be a medical illustrator, while Jack is a street artist – and both are thrilled when they track one another down. It’s not long before Bex works out that enigmatic Jack is the notorious artist who’s wanted by the police for spray-painting the city's landmarks. But it turns out that this is the least of his secrets. As the couple spend more time together and fall in love, more of Jack's family secrets are revealed and Bex begins to wonder if she’ll ever know who he really is. But they’re in too deep and can’t not see one another, even when their parents forbid it. The truths bring the young couple even closer and they support one another through some incredibly poignant life landmarks.  Ultra-cool, utterly unique and ideal for mature readers who are on the brink of adulthood, Night Owls is a gloriously life-affirming novel about falling in love, family love, growing up and daring to be who you are. ~ Joanne Owen

Jane Griffiths, Senior Commissioning Editor said 'Night Owls has cast a spell over the whole Simon & Schuster Children's team. It's totally unique, unforgettably poignant, and we couldn't be more excited to be publishing it.'

Joanne Owen

Night Owls Synopsis

Meeting Jack on the Owl - San Francisco's night bus - turns Beatrix's world upside down. Jack is charming, wildly attractive ...and possibly one of San Francisco's most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight rides and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who this enigmatic boy really is. But Jack is hiding much more - and can she uncover the truth that leaves him so wounded? A unique and profoundly moving novel, Night Owls will linger in your memory long after the final page.

Night Owls Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading Adult and YA Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Charnell Vevers - 'This is a stunning, moving and beautifully written contemporary YA novel and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. Thank you so much for the chance to review.'
  • Humaira Kauser - 'This book has easily become one of my favourite books and that doesn’t happen very often.'
  • Alex McCalla - 'Night Owls by Jenn Bennett really touched my heart. Instead of being a book about a happy and successful family, it was the opposite. One thing about this book, is it has the most amazing twists.'
  • Amelia White - 'Secrets sometimes make a person but once you unlock them you unlock that persons true personality and sometimes why they are the way they are.'
  • Kezia Deakin - 'This book has gifted me with so many quotes for either inspiration or an assured laugh whenever I am feeling down! It is a very original, funny and astounding read.'
  • Jade - 'An unusual story that will linger in your mind for a long time.'
  • Millie - ''Night Owls' is a short, sweet romance novel. I found it the perfect read for curling up in a chair and losing yourself on a rainy day.'
  • Hannah Ward - 'I found this a really engrossing read and it I read it in one sitting as it is only 294 pages long.'
  • Natalie - 'A beautiful love story.'
  • Chloe McIlroy - 'This is a brilliant book with a unique, yet relatable, storyline which hooks the reader from beginning to end.'
  • Sarah Smith - 'A love story that overcomes diversity and misconceptions.'
  • Emma Hughes - 'A fantastic book- I recommend it!'
  • Louise Allan - 'I was sad when I had finished this book as I enjoyed reading it so much. I would definitely recommend Night Owls and I hope that Jenn Bennett continues the story of Bex and Jack in a sequel. A definite thumbs up!'
  • Jenny Duffy - 'This is an engaging and memorable read, with nuanced characters and well-developed relationships. Night Owls is Jenn Bennett's first YA novel, I hope there are more to come!'
  • Laura Delve - 'An absolutely beautiful love story that will stay with you long after you have finished reading.'

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ISBN: 9781471125300
Publication date: 13/08/2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471125300
Publication date: 13th August 2015
Author: Jenn Bennett
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites,
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Jenn Bennett

Jenn Bennett is an artist and author who writes books for adults and teens. Born in Germany, she's lived and travelled extensively throughout Europe, the US, and the Far East. She currently lives near Atlanta with one husband and two evil pugs. Follow Jenn Bennett on Instagram here.

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