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The Spectacular Now

Tharp, Tim, 1957- (Paperback - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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In the last months of high school, charismatic eighteen-year-old Sutter Keely lives in the present, staying drunk or high most of the time, but that could change when he starts working to boost the self-confidence of a classmate, Aimee.
Authors: Tharp, Tim, 1957-
Statement of Responsibility: Tim Tharp
Title: The spectacular now
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 21 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: In the last months of high school, charismatic eighteen-year-old Sutter Keely lives in the present, staying drunk or high most of the time, but that could change when he starts working to boost the self-confidence of a classmate, Aimee.
Subject Headings: Self-destructive behavior Fiction Dating (Social customs) Fiction Substance abuse Fiction High schools Fiction Schools Fiction Stepfamilies Fiction Families Oklahoma Fiction Oklahoma Fiction Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Self-destructive behavior
Dating (Social customs)
Substance abuse
High schools
Schools
Stepfamilies
Families
Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9780385754309
0385754302
Branch Call Number: FIC T
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@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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Jun 09, 2014
  • ARamos123 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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.

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.

Mar 18, 2014
  • hanstra rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jul 16, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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
  • Farifroggy rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

Coarse Language: Tonnes 7/10

Feb 02, 2014
  • Farifroggy rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: sex scene

Feb 02, 2014
  • Farifroggy rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: swearing throughout the book

Sep 23, 2013
  • mariednguyen rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Other: Release date August 2, 2013 (USA)

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Jul 16, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jul 16, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 16, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"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."

Jul 16, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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