Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
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 starts working to boost the self-confidence of a classmate, Aimee.


National Book Award Finalist said...

...perfectly juxtaposes hilarity and tragedy in the character of Sutter, a high school senior with a bevy of generous and caring ex-girlfriends, a desire to help those in need, a careless charm, and an insistence on being the life and soul of the party. With so much to recommend him, it's easy to overlook how often he's drunk. Written with pitch-perfect voice, honesty, joy, and humor, we almost don't realize how deeply we’ve sunk into Sutter’s world until we close the book.

Ms. Yingling said...

This one was filled with so many bad choices and so few consequences that there was no way I was going to get it for my middle school library. Are drunks funny? I thought that ended in the 80s with Arthur.