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Young Adult Fiction 5596
Definitely not a scavenger hunt to forget...
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
This book is about a girl called Mary, who is on the verge of finishing school, and who is partaking in one last scavenger hunt. The guy she really wants to beat is the guy who got into the university that she wanted to, and she didn't, even though she's WAY better than him. The trophy (called the Yeti) is something that she desperately wants to win to prove once and for all that she's not an "Also-ran". Within about 24 hours, they have to find as many of the items on the master-list as possible.

I can't believe that that whole book was less than 24 hours long. It is amazing how much is in it, by the end you feel as if you have known the characters for ages. There is bullying, unrequited love, friendships and break-ups all in just one scavenger hunt.

All the characters are great. You feel as if you bond with each and every one of them, which is something that I find a lot of books don't do. You only get to know the main character, which is not the case in this book, which I really like. Also, Mary is not a perfect girl, she has her ups and downs, her flaws and her jealousies, but I think that is what makes her relatable. I also like how she doesn't just let other people control her. She takes matters into her own hands.

All the characters are kind of classic characters you find in a book (the main character crushes on a guy who likes her best girl friend, and her best guy friend loves her and she doesn't know it, etc.) but somehow I didn't feel like this was one of those same old same old love triangles. They are classic characters, but they work in a great way.

This book is about life's (and high-school's) ups and downs, and moving on from the bad stuff, and concentrating on the fun and good things! It has a few inappropriate things, so I wouldn't read it if you were younger than, say, 14 or 15.
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