The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life
High-school senior Mary Gilhooley and her friends have spent their entire lives--but especially the last four years--feeling like underdogs and also-rans. Having suffered constant ridicule from Oyster Point's resident bully king and superjock, Jake Barbone, they are all just dying to go away to... show more
High-school senior Mary Gilhooley and her friends have spent their entire lives--but especially the last four years--feeling like underdogs and also-rans. Having suffered constant ridicule from Oyster Point's resident bully king and superjock, Jake Barbone, they are all just dying to go away to college and never come back. But with only a week until graduation, there's one last thing Mary feels they absolutely must do together: compete against Barbone in the Oyster Point High Official Unofficial Senior Week Scavenger Hunt--and win. Everyone is racing for the finish line with complicated motives, and Mary's all-night adventure quickly becomes non-stop drama as shifting alliances, flared tempers, and crushing crushes take over. Though they are racking up points at a rapid clip, it soon becomes clear that she and her friends must reinvent their strategy--and themselves--if they want to even stand a chance at winning. Infused with a brilliantly exhaustive list of items, clues, and tasks, this funny, frenetic read will have you rooting for Mary the whole way--hoping that glory will be hers for the taking.
Publish date: July 5th 2012
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Pages no: 239
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, High School
, Young Adult Contemporary
, Road Trip
What a tedious bit of waffle to go with an awesome title and idea. Seriously, this could have been a bright spot in YA stories but it's buried under ridiculously inane and cliche teen angst and bad editing. Some parts were actually entertaining and that's why 1 1/2 stars. I'd hoped to feel some nos...
I absolutely loved the first scavenger hunt in this story. Despite my lameness at them, I think scavenger hunts are pretty fantastic; mostly, I like the idea of them because it means clues and adventures and hauling weird crap around. I was excited from the moment Mary and her team got their list; I...
Definitely not the best book I have ever read, but I think I read it at the perfect time because I really enjoyed myself. It's been a while since I read a book in one day and that is exactly what happened with The Best Night of Your(Pathetic) Life. I didn't have to think much and I didn't have to fo...
Liked it but the ending felt like it was just cut off... *sign*