Friday, June 21, 2013

YA Movie Procrastination: The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now
I can no longer put off reading The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp because it is going to be a movie! It looks great. Apparently no YA books can become movies unless Shailene Woodley is in them. I don't really mind, since it is helping erase the terribleness of The Secret Life of an American Teenager from my mind. I love the shady summer vibe and, and, AND Coach Taylor is in it! It has to be good.

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 (GoodReads).


  1. I love how many books are getting made into movies! And you are right about that girl being in ALL of them!



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