The Best Night Of Your (pathetic) Life

Paperback | July 11, 2013

byTara Altebrando

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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.

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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.

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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

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yup. I loved it. Ok. I adored this book. I honestly went into it thinking it would be a fun read, Maybe 3.5 stars worth of cuteness and excitement but it was just .... 5 stars haha. first, it was incredibly fun. it took place over 12 hours or something, and the whole scavenger hunt thing was absolute perfection - the way they all talked about it, how they found things, the type of things they had to find - it was all done really well and it was fun the whole time. it also had a great amount of high school drama mixed in which I thought was pretty realistic. I really connected with the main character and I loved how real, and raw, and sometimes pathetic and flawed all the characters were. I was not expecting to love this book as much as I did, but there you have it. I loved it. it also needs to be a movie please.
Date published: 2017-01-12
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

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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