Night Owls by Jenn Bennett
Where did I get it? Given as a gift
Synopsis: Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she’s spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Da Vinci’s footsteps, she’s ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital’s Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.
Jack is charming, wildly attractive, and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is—and tries to uncover what he’s hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to haunt him? Or will the skeletons in her family’s closet tear them apart?
I was browsing the aisles in Waterstones, longingly looking at all the books on display, when I came across Night Owls. Just from the cover I was immediately hooked, and I knew that I had to read this book. Luckily for me I was given this book as a gift, and let me just tell you, that I managed to devour Night Owls in one sitting! It was AMAZING.
The MC Bea was nicely portrayed and I liked her slightly disturbing taste in art-(cadavers to be precise). Compared to Bea, Jack’s art was a lot more light hearted and fun, but in no way less important.
The secret that Jack is keeping had me a little worried, but once I found out what it was, I was so relieved that I was not something stupid and meaningless. Family, for me, played a really important role in this book and I liked the way that things worked out between Bea and her father in the end.
I also learnt a lot of new facts from this book- like what cadavers actually are and about Muni (it is a form of public transport)- and I can safely say that I will be re-reading this book many, many times.