The Spectacular Now book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This National Book Award Finalist is now a major motion pict. The Spectacular Now is a American coming of age romantic comedy-drama film directed .. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. Teen drunk's tragic story best for mature readers. Parents need to know that Sutter, the main character in The Spectacular Now, is an unrepentant teen drunk who prides himself on being a "right-now kind of guy." When he meets nerdy Aimee, who supports her mother's gambling with her.
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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Unlike most high school seniors, This National Book Award Finalist is now a major motion picture -- one of the most buzzed-about films at Sundance , starring Shailene. This National Book Award Finalist is now a major motion picture -- one of the most buzzed-about films at Sundance , starring Shailene Woodley (star of The. This National Book Award Finalist is now a major motion picture -- one of the most buzzed-about films at Sundance , starring Shailene Woodley (star.
Popular with terrible grades and no real plans for the future, intent on living in the now and drinking as much as possible. A strained relationship with his mother and an even more tenuous relationship with his girlfriend, Cassidy, lead Sutter to drink until he wakes up on a stranger's lawn, woken up by Aimee Finecky — a girl he goes to school with but has never really seen.
Aimee is nothing like Sutter — quiet, shy and socially inept. Sutter takes her under his wing and introduces her to a world of parties and drinking, under the pretence of trying to fix the problems Aimee has with her controlling mother and stepfather while ignoring his own deep rooted problems.
I finished this book in less than a day it was that good! The writing style really fuels the book and using a first person narrative, telling the story from Sutter's point of view, makes the story feel more personal.
As a character, I didn't like Sutter — he was unappealing and made choices that frustrated me, however that didn't detract from his narrative or the fact that his story was quite compelling.
In fact, because I didn't like him as a character, I think it made the story more compelling. Aimee is the other main character of the book and one I felt like I could have connected with more if the story had been told from a different viewpoint.
Through Sutter's narrative, I felt sympathy for her as a character because of the way her situation is presented and the way her own ambitions are treated by Sutter, but I didn't feel I understood her in the way I did Sutter because of the insight into his own psyche.
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Turtleback Availability: The Spectacular Now Author s: Knopf Books for Young Readers Availability: Alfred a Knopf Inc Availability: Scholastic Availability: Ember Availability: Brilliance Audio Availability: Tim Tharp Publisher: site CA.This page was last edited on 5 May , at The night goes well and Aimee tells him that she is going to college in Philadelphia where her sister lives, and can help her find an apartment and job in a bookstore. He looks up at her hopefully.
A drunken car accident results in a broken arm. Woodley is beautiful in a real person sort of way, studying him with concern, and then that warm smile.
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