Book Trailer Thursday (115)–The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

The other day John Green tweeted a link to this movie trailer for The Spectacular Now because Shailene Woodley is starring in it and she is also going to be Hazel Grace in the movie version of The Fault in Our Stars.  While watching the movie trailer I thought “Wow, I *really* want to see this movie” and “This sounds like it would be a great book.”  I looked it up on Goodreads and I was right!  The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp was released in 2008.  I’m adding this to my summer reading list.

Have you read The Spectacular Now?  Do you want to?  What do you think of the trailer?

The Spectacular Now hardcoverThe Spectacular Now movie cover

Summary (From Goodreads):

This National Book Award Finalist is soon to be a major motion picture — one of the most buzzed-about films at Sundance 2013, starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller.

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.


  1. I recently bought this book because I thought the movie trailer looked so fantastic! I’m definitely going to read it before seeing the movie. I didn’t know JG tweeted about it, but I’m glad that will get more folks interested in the book & movie.

  2. I saw the trailer first and read the book in just 2 nights. It’s addicting! You are going to LOVE Sutter’s “voice”. It is so real and refreshing. So inspired. I cannot wait until I can see this movie!


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