Expectations vs. Reality is a new feature here inspired by Small Review that will compare my expectations from a book cover before seeing the summary with the summary itself.
This week I'm looking at The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life by Tara Altebrando.
First, I love this cover. It looks like such a fun and cute read that no matter what the summary actually says, I'm definitely going to pick this up. Now, the title and the car is a dead giveaway that this book features some sort of nighttime adventure, possibly with a popular girl and her friends taking a nerdy guy or something out.
So I was actually pretty off... about the only thing I got right was the nighttime adventure component. But still, the summary sounds even better than what I expected, so yay!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.
What were your initial thoughts when you saw this cover? Did it match up with the summary?