The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Release Date: July 5, 2012
Challenges: Completely Contemp Challenge
Rating: 4 stars
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.
The Best Night of Your Pathetic Life by Tara Altebrando was such a cute read! It was my first Tara Altebrando read and it surely will not be my last. I don’t have a ton to say about this one beyond the fact that I really just thoroughly enjoyed it.
I loved the wackyness of the story and the plot behind the scavenger hunt. I loved following the characters and seeing what madness they would get mixed up in trying to get one thing or another for the list.
Tara Altebrando has written a cast of characters so diverse from one another and I really loved them all. Dez and Lucas were definitely my favorite two characters of the book. Both were just so charming and really work their way into your heart.
This was a fun, fast paced contemporary from Tara Altebrando. With such a charming story and fun characters, it is sure to be a favorite. Fans of contemporary must give this one a chance, as it was really just great. A perfect summer read.