The Best Night of Your Life by Tara Altebrando
The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life

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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 Tara Altebrando

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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.
Published July 5, 2012 by Puffin. 240 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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While texting, sending videos and doing online searches via smart phone (this is one high-tech hunt), not to mention searching out live goldfish and puzzling over Dixie-cup icosahedrons and origami sheep, Mary will make surprising discoveries and confront uncomfortable truths.

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Mary May Gilhooley is intent on breaking out of her good-girl shackles to win, but she has to contend with friction among her teammates, self-dubbed “the Also-Rans”: Harvard-bound Patrick, who is head over heels in (unrequited) love with Mary;

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