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The Spectacular Now

In Books on April 1, 2013 at 6:34 pm

The Spectacular Now

2008 Finalist for the National Book Award

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (November, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375851798
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375851797

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.

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