The Best Night Of Your (pathetic) Life

Paperback | July 11, 2013

byTara Altebrando

not yet rated|write a review
An all-day scavenger hunt in the name of eternal small-town glory

With only a week until graduation, there's one last thing Mary and her friends must do together: participate in the Oyster Point High Official Unofficial Senior Week Scavenger Hunt. And Mary is determined to win.

Mary lost her spot at Georgetown to self-professed "it" bully Jake Barbone, and she's not about to lose again. But everyone is racing for the finish line with complicated motives, and the team's all-night adventure becomes all-night drama as shifting alliances, flared tempers, and crushing crushes take over. As the items and points pile up, Mary and her team must reinvent their strategy--and themselves--in order to win.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$8.98 online
$9.99 list price (save 10%)
Ships within 1-2 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

An all-day scavenger hunt in the name of eternal small-town glory With only a week until graduation, there's one last thing Mary and her friends must do together: participate in the Oyster Point High Official Unofficial Senior Week Scavenger Hunt. And Mary is determined to win. Mary lost her spot at Georgetown to self-professed "it" bu...

Tara Altebrando is an author of books for adults and teens, including Dreamland Social Club and The Pursuit of Happiness. She lives with her family in Queens, New York.

other books by Tara Altebrando

The Leaving
The Leaving

Hardcover|Jun 7 2016

$18.90 online$21.00list price(save 10%)
Roomies
Roomies

Paperback|Jun 16 2015

$11.11 online$12.00list price(save 7%)
Dreamland Social Club
Dreamland Social Club

Hardcover|May 12 2011

$19.50

see all books by Tara Altebrando
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:July 11, 2013Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142426407

ISBN - 13:9780142426401

Customer Reviews of The Best Night Of Your (pathetic) Life

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay The book was interesting enough to keep my attention, and I thought that the clues and items were really fun to read about! The only problem I has with this book was the characters-they're just not believable to me. Being a teenager, I can confirm that most of us definitely DO NOT talk like they do in the book. Some of the dialogue made me cringe a little. As well, I didn't particularly like the main character because I think that she wasn't developed well enough. She wants to be a diplomat and work with foreign affairs, yet she doesn't even know what a first world problem is! If you're okay with turning your brain off for a while, then go ahead and read the book.
Date published: 2016-11-28

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

"In this highly enjoyable caper, the writing is crisp, the dialogue spot on, and the hunt entirely twenty-first century."--The Horn Book

"Funny and nostalgic, a highly contemporary riff on a timeless rite of passage."--Kirkus Reviews