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How I Spent My Last Night on Earth (Soundview High #3)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  147 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Allegra Hanover is the class valedictorian. Her SAT scores are perfect. Who would have guessed that the young man she has set her sights on is the class truant, Andros Bliss? She's smart and sensible. He's handsome and wild, with sun-kissed blond hair, a cool motorcycle, and a quirky personal philosophy. Can a class brain and a surfer dude find true happiness? With an aste ...more
Hardcover, 169 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
For a young adult book it is laced with a big dose of philosophical questions. I didn't encounter this subject until my 20's while in college and this book is on the shelves for the 11-13 year old crowd. I came back to it as an adult and still love the discussions it sparks. Is something true because we know it to be true or because we want it to be true? Deep read.
Jun 11, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, romance, funny
Cute, quick chick lit that's recently been republished with a trendy new cover. When it leaks out on the internet that there's a 50/50 chance that the Earth will soon be destroyed by a giant meteor, all the old rules go out the window for the day, and valedictorian Allegra finds herself drawn to random surfer dude Andros. Part of a mini-series of 3(?) stories set at Timothy Zonin ("Time Zone") High. For a fluffy romance, Strasser actually crams in quite a bit of vocab, philosophy, and classic po ...more
Amy C.
Apr 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
Many movies nowadays (ie. The Day the Earth Stood Still) are revolved around this idea of the world coming to an end. While reading this book, it reminds me of Letterman's EINSTEIN'S DREAM. The idea of the world ending is as theorical and fantastical as it can be. However, when this question is one of everyone's favorite questions to ask, I don't prefer answering it. Although it is a more creative topic to discuss, this question is so cliche that I find it losing its meaning. However, this is st ...more
A funny book, I did not finish all at once like most books. I had to keep coming back to it because I was busy. A very odd book that did not make sense at times. If today was the last day on earth situation. The thing that was ironic was that the person that crushed on the main character wished something and it came true. he wished that he did not had to take a test and instead they get a meteor going to hit earth. Time is a valuable thing.
Jan 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: advisory-08-09
I was in the library trying to find a book to read and i found this book. The title got me interested because i like the end of the world ideas, such as the movie Knowing, 2012, or the documentary of Dec. 2012. In the book, everyone found out that the world was going to end. Things got a little crazy because people were crying and students stopped going to classes. It's a pretty interesting book i'd say.
Oh that wacky "Time Zone" gang is at again, though this time it's personal! Apparently, there's a meteor headed towards the earth and naturally the most important thing on the minds of TZ teens is which couples are "doing it".

Legs hosts this episode of TZ TV. It's not as good as the others in the series, but it's serviceable.
May 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
really great book. made me think about life.
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
It was a very cute little book that was a nice easy read. It was a pretty good story but I could predict some parts before they happened which ruined some parts of the book.
Kristen Landon
Oct 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Cute. Fun. Nothing too deep--even given the subject matter. A giant asteroid is about to smash into earth and end all life--maybe.
Sep 27, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: y-girl, y-humorous
Great dialogue, fun, suspenseful romance
This book is quite predictable but I do love the wit this book has. The love part is a fast process unlike other books that take time. But it is a short story so I guess it's understandable.
Mrs. Chatel
Feb 09, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-books
I hate it when authors write one sentence paragraphs.

It annoys me.

It's just choppy.
Katrina Knittle
A very predictable book that was so quirky and cute I just enjoyed it so much. SO many twists and turns throughout this book. The love part of this book was slow going but still happens.
Snigdha Kucharlapati
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
Sep 01, 2008 rated it liked it
loved it
Apr 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: advisory-08-09
Cool, Funny, and a short book to read. Basically about high school students thinking about what they would do if they only had 24 hours to live.
Apr 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
this book is about love and how Allegra spent her so called last day on earth to find out the astroid missed. this book has twistes and turn.
Sammy Small
Aug 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: okay
It as really well written but the plot had major holes in it and it was so easy to predict the ending.
Jul 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
I thought this was a fun and quick read. I liked the characters and it had an interesting premise. However, nothing really stands out for me.
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Todd Strasser is an American author of more than 130 young-adult and middle grade novels and novelizations, some written under the pen names Morton Rue and T.S.Rue

Todd was born in New York City. When he was young his parents moved to Roslyn Heights, New York (Long Island). Todd went to the I.U. Willets Elementary school and then attended the Wheatley School for junior high and high school. His bes
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