The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

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… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Adult-minor relationship*
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Recreational drug use mentioned
  • Physical injuries (broken arm)
  • Emesis
  • Car accident

* Context : Sexual relationship between a fourteen-year-old and a twenty-year-old.

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