The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now

eBook - 2008
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"Sutter Keely. He's the guy you want at your party. He'll get everyone dancing. He' ll get everyone in your parents' pool. Okay, so he's not exactly a shining academic star. He has no plans for college and will probably end up folding men's shirts for a living. But there are plenty of ladies in town, and with the help of Dean Martin and Seagram's V.O., life's pretty fabuloso, actually. Until the morning he wakes up on a random front lawn, and he meets Aimee. Aimee's clueless. Aimee is a social disaster. Aimee needs help, and it's up to the Sutterman to show Aimee a splendiferous time and then let her go forth and prosper. But Aimee's not like other girls, and before long he's in way over his head. For the first time in his life, he has the power to make a difference in someone else's life--or ruin it forever."--Publisher website.
Publisher: New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375891403
Characteristics: 294 p. ; 22 cm
Subjects: Electronic books.
Young adult fiction.
Oklahoma -- Fiction.
Families -- Oklahoma -- Fiction.
Stepfamilies -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Substance abuse -- Fiction.
Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction.
Self-destructive behavior -- Fiction.

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sapphicatthedisco
Jun 24, 2014

@ARamos wow , THANKS! Spoiler much! B4 ppl stay u shldnt be on this page then " I went on to find reviews to see if it was good! So yeah, thanks a ton!!

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popklara
Jun 02, 2014

I think this book makes me feel too down. I love the writing for this book but I don't like how much Sutter drinks. I also don't like how Sutter turns Aimee into a total lush. I give this book 3.5 stars.

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hanstra
Mar 18, 2014

This book really does deserve 5 stars, but it's just not a book I can LIKE. Sutter is such a tragic character, and to see things from his point of view was an uncomfortable experience. This isn't a book you can just glide through. It's really tough and painful, and the comic relief he gives somehow makes it even more sad. An amazing and well developed book, but definitely not an easy read, nor is it as lovey-dovey and happy as the movie.

ARamos123 Mar 14, 2014

Tim Harp is a great writer. I loved the book. I found the book way better than the movie. This novel is like Catcher In The Rye but a more modern version. Sutter has a interesting mind, and it's exciting to get to know him in the book. However, I wish he ended up with Aimee in the end of the book , but I guess that just would've been too predictable. 5 and a half stars.

JCLChrisK Jul 16, 2013

I was almost immediately queasy each time I chose to hang out with deluded, self-destructive Sutter Keely, but he was a multi-layered, complex, authentic person. An excellent, sad character study.

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sapphicatthedisco
Jul 03, 2014

Sexual Content: Mild scene and lots of references. 6/10

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sapphicatthedisco
Jul 03, 2014

Coarse Language: Tonnes 7/10

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Farifroggy
Feb 02, 2014

Coarse Language: swearing throughout the book

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Farifroggy
Feb 02, 2014

Sexual Content: sex scene

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mariednguyen
Sep 23, 2013

Other: Release date August 2, 2013 (USA)

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JCLChrisK Jul 16, 2013

The thought does cross my mind that I could slip and end up cracking my head on the pavement just short of the pool, but if you're always going to worry about minor drawbacks, then you'll never accomplish anything.

JCLChrisK Jul 16, 2013

To hell with tomorrow. To hell with all problems and barriers. Nothing matters but the Spectacular Now.

JCLChrisK Jul 16, 2013

"You're not a bad guy, Sutter. You're a good guy. You just don't have a real firm grasp on the concept of consequences."

JCLChrisK Jul 16, 2013

I was almost immediately queasy each time I chose to hang out with deluded, self-destructive Sutter Keely, but he was a multi-layered, complex, authentic person. An excellent, sad character study.

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Jan 01, 2014

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olive_bird_01 Jun 13, 2015

An innocent, bookish teenager (Shailene Woodley) begins dating the charming, freewheeling high-school senior (Miles Teller) who awoke on her lawn after a night of heavy partying.

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