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The Spectacular Now So my girlfriend Cassidy is threatening to kick me to the curb again my best friend suddenly wants to put the brakes on our lives of fabulous fun my mom and big sister are plotting a future in wh

  • Title: The Spectacular Now
  • Author: Tim Tharp
  • ISBN: 9780385754309
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Spectacular Now By Tim Tharp, So, my girlfriend, Cassidy, is threatening to kick me to the curb again, my best friend suddenly wants to put the brakes on our lives of fabulous fun, my mom and big sister are plotting a future in which I turn into an atomic vampire, and my dad, well, my dad is a big fat question mark that I m not sure I want the answer to Some people would let a senior year like this geSo, my girlfriend, Cassidy, is threatening to kick me to the curb again, my best friend suddenly wants to put the brakes on our lives of fabulous fun, my mom and big sister are plotting a future in which I turn into an atomic vampire, and my dad, well, my dad is a big fat question mark that I m not sure I want the answer to Some people would let a senior year like this get them down Not me I m Sutter Keely, master of the party But don t mistake a midnight philosopher like me for nothing than a shallow party boy Just ask Aimee, the new girl in my life She saw the depth in the Sutterman from that first moment when she found me passed out on the front lawn Okay, so she s a social disaster, but that s where I come in Yes, life is weird, but I embrace the weird Let everyone else go marching off into their great shining futures if they want Me, I ve always been than content to tip my whisky bottle and take a ride straight into the heart of the spectacular now.

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    1. On finishing The Spectacular Now I feel hollowed out and slightly sick not because the ending was bad but because as much as I didn t want it to, it ended in probably the most realistic way it could Part of me wants to gouge whatever scraps of hope I can from the close of Sutter s story, hold onto the hints that things can and will eventually change, because not doing that hurts so much I want to pretend that last chapter doesn t exist, but in way, it s that last chapter that makes this book wha [...]

    2. Okay so I ve been putting off this review because I was unsure about my rating My initial reaction was FIVE STARS FIVE STARS but then I got to thinking about my dislike for the ending and thought maybe I should round it down to four and then I was like but is my problem with the ending because it was bad or because it didn t go the way I wanted it to so I eventually kept my five stars because I am so completely in love with the amazingly complicated and wonderful character that is Sutter Keely H [...]

    3. I m not sure if this book would have affected me quite as much if I didn t know this boy He is one of the people that I love the most on this planet, and he shares DNA with me than anyone else He s intelligent, effortlessly popular, charming, kind, and entertaining He has a big heart, fragile and exposed We once spent hours in our backyard collecting slugs and setting them up in their very own tree stump castle Once when he was facing a spanking, we schemed and plotted, arming ourselves with st [...]

    4. Life is a big, screwed up joke with its ups and downs The best way to deal with it is to live in the now, pursue all the pleasure and deal with none of the grief That s the message I get from Sutter Keely, protagonist of The Spectacular Now He takes a purely hedonistic, somewhat philosophical world view throughout the book Tharp gives Sutton a clear, blunt, narrative voice but when it comes to character development, Sutter stays the same person from point A to point B, even with inserting numero [...]

    5. Holy crap, this is a good book A heavy book This is one of those books that I went into thinking it was going to be a romance with a message, but pretty all around feel good No Nope I mean, yeah, there s a message, all right, but this book isn t exactly a fluffy candy feel good story So don t go into it thinking it will be It s funny and philosophical and introspective and reminiscent Sutter s voice is so authentically teenager that it s obvious Tim Tharp never completely forgot that phase in hi [...]

    6. 4.5 ish stars Call me an idiot if you like, but I didn t realize this book existed until a week ago I ended up seeing the theatrical adaptation at a free screening when it first came out in 2013 not really knowing what I was getting myself into except, of course, a movie theater for free but the movie affected me and I fell in love with it because it immediately connected to my experience as a young adult without resorting to terminal illnesses or similar plot devices to get me invested into the [...]

    7. La verdad es que este libro fue una desilusi n absoluta, una historia corriente, aburrida y lenta de leer No conecte con ning n personaje de la historia, el desenlace fue totalmente predecible, la verdad no tengo nada bueno que decir de este libro Rese a Completa bastvilard 2015 0

    8. Life s a party for Sutter Keely because he s the life of the party He s the guy who has friends from every social circle, can get people laughing in awkward situations, and has a smile every time you see him He s the definition of happy drunk, and since he s drunk all the time, he s just a happy guy all around He lets nothing get him down, not even when his beautiful fat girlfriend Cassidy dumps him or when Ricky, his best friend, starts to follow the clean route Nope, nothing, not even the abse [...]

    9. Here we goIt would have been a 5stars book except for Aimee I couldn t figure her out and she was a bit too naive for my taste all that planning scared me to be honest and not telling anyone her secret oh boy, that s just wrong and the ending which I still don t get, not really I might need to re read the last page Can I also have one page please So a full review might follow if I ll have some down time to write it sigh but til then this is what I liked Sutter with his fun side and the deep sid [...]

    10. This is a weird book The book itself is pretty straight forward, the narrator is a high school senior named Sutter who likes to drink and is the life of the party The party to him though is all of life He s always the life of the party even though most people probably don t realize the party is happening He lives by the motto of embrace the weird , meaning just go with whatever happens and make the best of it Part of his embracing whatever happens is knocking back enough whiskey to make the weir [...]

    11. 2.5 Stars It was a tad too predictable with no real closure to go with I don t like Sutter, he s that guy I cannot stand being with morph into that guy I cannot stand believing in I don t like Aimee She is too naive for a 17 year old and simply too dependent on Sutter for everything which is actually worse than the nerd believing in equestrian fantasies before The ending Was there one Sutter s drinking problem Alcoholism like his isn t some piece of cake to quit Aimee turning into a lush Moving [...]

    12. Every time I read a book that is popular I almost always end up hating it What s wrong with me Or maybe I should as what is wrong with everyone else I wanted to read this book before I went to go see the movie, but I only want to go see the movie so I can scope out the acting of the two main characters since they are both casted for Divergent As soon as I read the first sentence of the book I should have just put the book down and walked away I did t like the style in which this book was written [...]

    13. Everyone knows that if you want a good time, you call Sutter Keely He s the guy with a bar in his boot, enough whisky in his flask to go round and he doesn t know the meaning of the word embarrassment There s no doubt that Sutter is the life of any party but when it comes to relationships, he fizzes pretty quick He s accumulated a string of ex girlfriends in his eighteen years, and remained friends with every single one of them But right now he s hoping to hold on to his current girlfriend, the [...]

    14. The Spectacular Now is a strange sort of book I want to lecture it, to give it my own personal big sister talking to In some ways I wanted to hate it because the way it almost glorified teenage drinking and partying.But I can t Because even if I don t agree with Sutter s methods, he feels like a real believable teenager Sometimes it s brave for a book to portray drinking I would call Sutter a teenage alcoholic but I don t think he would without ever getting preachy or putting on the parent hat I [...]

    15. My Actual Rating 4.5 starsThe Spectacular Now is just so genuine that it hurts It just hurts in the worst possible way ever What shattered me the most was the book s ending Did it really have to end like that As much as I want and even if it tore me to pieces and left me wanting so much for Sutter to get better, for him to finally change I think, yes Because knowing that if these things happen it will just wash away the realness of this book That s what life is It s a mess And no mess can ever [...]

    16. I don t know if I hated this or I loathed it Or maybe I just hold the whole setup in contempt Boy with a superhero complex, wilting maiden who needs to be rescued Oh and obvs she s not like other girlsExcuse me while I search for something good to say about this bookill searchingIt might be a while

    17. My rating 2 of 5 starsSource Library Checkout Another spectacular afternoon This weather is unbelievable Of course, that probably means summer is going to be vicious again, but I m not worried about that now I was never big on the future I admire people who are, but it just never was my thing Sutter is spontaneous with a luring personality who lives life solely in the moment Aimee is plagued by insecurity but has a mind that is saturated with dreams of the future The two are an unlikely combinat [...]

    18. We all know Sutter Keely Maybe we don t want to know him Maybe we are ashamed that we knew him Maybe we jumped on his bandwagon for a short time in high school, but we likely knew him in one form or another.He is the life of the party the one who is okay with destroying people s houses when he parties The kid that you know has alcohol in the back of his car and can t seem to knock any sense into himself He is drunk before, during, and after school if he doesn t skip and is set on enjoying the pr [...]

    19. I d have never picked up this novel in a million years if it weren t for the fact that the screen writers of 500 Days of Summer wrote the screenplay for the movie version of this novel And Shailene Woodley, of course It seems a little shallow to admit that, but it s the truth I m not a fan of Contemporary YA and I m especially not a fan of novels about teenagers partying and drinking which is, admittedly, a lot of what this book is Yet, the narration throughout this story is superb Sutter, the t [...]

    20. This book started out so well but ended unresolved in my eyes I was expecting a fabulous ending but it fell a bit short Also, I disliked how Sutter believed that Aimee needed him to change her but didn t fully acknowledge how he needed her to change him too Don t get me wrong, I really liked the book, but it lacked that certain something that would warrant 5 stars.

    21. Minor editing sorry There were moments I liked but overall I didn t care much for this book overall The only people here I felt attached to were Amy and after awhile, Cassidy Sutter well, He was alright in the beginning, grew on me some after awhile but then he just got annoying after awhile I tried to give him a break but at a certain point I just stopped caring I kept hoping he would turn himself around but mentally I broke away from him and was just waiting to see if he was going to do the ri [...]

    22. Y qu puedo decir Sutter es un completo pat tico, y Aimee una idiota A pasar de que los personajes no me gustaron, para nada desde un principio, albergue esperanzas de que el libro fuera bueno al final Pero qu creen Es un completo fiasco Respeto y valoro las diferentes opiniones, pero, en serio, no logro entender como varias personas me recomendaron este libro con tanta emoci n, y jurando que es una obra maestra.

    23. There s that old literary saw that says if the main character of a book doesn t change, the book is a failure But what if the unchanging main character is the catalyst by which others are allowed to change That s the fascinating issue at the heart of The Spectacular Now, a book whose protagonist is a drunken but charismatically drunken high school senior named Sutter Keely He s the life of the party, a barely functioning teenage alcoholic who s so filled with love for his fellow man that he view [...]

    24. Sutter Keely is a lot of fun The life of the party All his girlfriends have the greatest time with him So, why do they all break up with him Don t they LIKE having fun So, he enjoys drinking what s wrong with that It s not like he s a mean drunk, at all.As a reader, I felt like one of Sutter s girlfriends At first, yeah, it was fun, if a little appalling, to read about Sutter s drunken adventures, giving a runaway kid a ride home while skipping school himself, meeting a shy newspaper delivery gi [...]

    25. One of the best books I have ever read Highly enjoyable.Can t get enough of Tharp s writing One of my favorite favorite authors.Read his work, end of.And forgive this book s movie It was okay, but nothing like the book which was great This book is very dear to my heart like Neon Golden by Notwist is in this moment.

    26. 2.5 Apesar de n o estar com expectativas muito altas, acabei por me desiludir mais do que estava a contar Acho que o livro teria funcionado muito melhor se fosse contado pela 3 pessoa Sutter como narrador e protagonista e pouco emp tico, o que se tornou um problema para mim Apesar de ser um adolescente com problemas gravas de alcoolismo, solid o e falta de afectos e de ser uma pessoa super bem intencionada nas ac es do dia a dia, n o me consegui importar com ele e com a falta de rumo da sua vida [...]

    27. Porque O Presente VidaEsta a est ria de Sutter, um jovem que embora negligenciado pelos pais recusa afogar se nas guas da tristeza.Sempre de copo na m o , ele a Alma de qualquer festa o Jesus Cristo que bebe whiskey com 7Up, sempre pronto a auxiliar quem precisa mas incapaz de se ajudar a si mesmo o foli o irrespons vel de quem todos gostam mas que ningu m ama.Vive mergulhado num Mar de Sensa es onde lentamente se afunda.At que conhece Amie Uma jovem que arrisca am lo apesar da colec o de defeit [...]

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