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The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now
By Tim Tharp
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2008
Audience: Older Teens

Source: My Own Bookshelf

From Goodreads:
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.

So I decided to read this one because of the movie coming out.

I didn't really know what to expect, but I found myself liking it.

I am most like the character Aimee in the book, I suppose - the opposite of Sutter. So I don't know if I actually LIKED any of the characters in the book. There were so many bad choices and crazy parties. Even though I didn't really LIKE the characters, I found them to be interesting, so I didn't hate them or anything. They were just so different from me and my life. I wanted Sutter to change, and he tried to change, but can he really? One can hope. It was nice to see him do the right thing when he did.