The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life

About the book

A Junior Library Guild Selection

THE BEST NIGHT OF YOUR (PATHETIC) LIFE follows four high school underdogs for a twelve hour period, in which they are trying to win a very unofficial Senior Week Scavenger hunt. The prize? A garden yeti, of course! But also: GLORY!

Items on the scav hunt list include: a goldfish (alive), sheet music to a movie theme song, a snow globe, chocolate chip banana bread, and more. There are also stunts and dares like…SKINNYDIPPING!

I hope you’ll pick up a copy and check it out! Here are some nice things people are saying!

“A smart combination…of poignancy and fun.”—Publishers Weekly

“A highly entertaining caper….The writing is crisp, the dialogue spot-on and the hunt entirely twenty first century.”—The Horn Book

“Tara Altebrando shows us that it’s tough to be a nerd, but it’s more important to be a decent human being. This is one scavenger hunt you won’t want to miss out on.” —Ned Vizzini, author of The Other Normals and It’s Kind of a Funny Story

“Brilliant, funny, unpredictable and just lovely all around. A testimony to the awesomeness of life, even—no, especially–the crazy ups and downs of high school.” –Lauren Myracle, bestselling author of Shine and Peace, Love and Baby Ducks

“A page-turning, heart-pounding and absolutely hilarious read. I loved this (awesome) book.”–Sarah Mlynowski, author of Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have)