The Spectacular Now

Author:   Tim Tharp
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
ISBN:  

9780375865022


Pages:   294
Publication Date:   14 December 2010
Recommended Age:   From 14 years
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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The Spectacular Now


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This National Book Award Finalist is now a major motion picture -- one of the most buzzed-about films at Sundance 2013, starring Shailene Woodley (star of The Fault in our Stars and Divergent) and Miles Teller (star of Whiplash). 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.

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Author:   Tim Tharp
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
Imprint:   Random House Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 13.50cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 20.20cm
Weight:   0.245kg
ISBN:  

9780375865022


ISBN 10:   0375865020
Pages:   294
Publication Date:   14 December 2010
Recommended Age:   From 14 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Teenage / Young adult
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, November 17, 2008: [A] smart, superbly written novel. Starred Review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, February 2009: A sobering look at the rationalizations of a teenage alcoholic.


Kate and Monica write: This book delves into the life of one lovable but exhausting character Sutter Keely; who doesn't quite know what he wants to do with his future and the only way he feels he can deal with it is to drink a hell of a lot and live in the moment, The Spectacular Now. Sutter certainly has no problem making friends or talking to girls, he genuinely tries to be a good guy however he always seems to get himself into trouble. It's this trouble that finds him on a complete stranger's lawn being woken up by Aimee Finicky; a shy and socially awkward girl that Sutter fails to recognise from school. Although thrown together by circumstance the two form an unlikely friendship that later turns into romance despite Sutter's resistance. Much to Sutter's surprise the relationship forces him to confront aspects of his life that he would normally hide from including the disconnection from his family and his tendency to laugh off his pain. As we follow Sutter through his internal struggle we find ourselves questioning how far should you go to help someone? What if your idea of help is actually the complete opposite? What do you do if your presence in someone's life may actually be ruining their chance at a better future? Could you live with the guilt? The Spectacular Now is soon to be released in cinemas around Australia. Why not get in and read the book first!


Author Information

Tim Tharp lives in Oklahoma, where he teaches at Rose State College. He is also the author of the YA novel Knights of the Hill Country, an ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults. He lives in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

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