The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life (Hardcover)

By Tara Altebrando

Dutton Juvenile, 9780525423263, 304pp.

Publication Date: July 5, 2012

List Price: 16.99*
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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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life

Praise for The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life:

"[A] smart combination of end-of-high-school poignancy and fun." --Publishers Weekly

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