No Words Wasted Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Original Essays | January 5, 2015

    Frances E. Jensen: IMG What You Don't Know about the Teenage Brain

    Things were changing in our household: the teen years had intruded into our otherwise harmonious, do-as-mom-tells-you relatively orderly world. As... Continue »

Qualifying orders ship free.
List price: $9.99
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Children's Young Adult- General

The Spectacular Now


The Spectacular Now Cover

ISBN13: 9780385754309
ISBN10: 0385754302
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $5.95!


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Irreverent, foulmouthed seventeen-year-old Cricket is the oldest ward in a Catholic boys home in Maine—and his life sucks. With prospects for the future that range from professional fighter to professional drug dealer, he seems doomed to a life of “criminal rapscallinity.” In fact, things look so bleak that Cricket cant help but wonder if his best option is one final cliff dive into the great unknown. But then Wynona Bidaban steps into his world, and Cricket slowly realizes that maybe, just maybe, life doesnt totally suck.


In this emotionally powerful, funny debut, Cricket Cherpin needs to figure out what to do with his life before he turns eighteen. But life sucks—so why not just give up?

About the Author

Tim Tharp lives in Oklahoma, where he teaches at Rose State College. He is also the author of the YA novel Knights of the Hill Country, an ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults. He lives in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

KTReads, January 19, 2015 (view all comments by KTReads)
This book was very fast paced and easy to read. The lead character Sutter was very likable and even a little relatable. He came off as that guy in school that almost everyone loved. But he could also have his dark moods and secrets. Sutter was a known drunk and everyone in the school loved him for it because he was the life of the party. But in reality Sutter was a drunk so he would not have to face his problems. Until he meets Aimee and everything changes. This a very good book and I recommend it.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

Tharp, Tim
Blagden, Scott
Boys / Men
Children s-General
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Edition Description:
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 9
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14

Other books you might like

  1. The Fault in Our Stars
    Used Trade Paper $6.50
  2. City of Bones: Mortal Instruments #1
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  3. Insurgent (Divergent Trilogy #2)
    Used Hardcover $12.50
  4. Divergent (Divergent Trilogy #1)
    Used Trade Paper $6.00
  5. Ender's Game (Ender Wiggins Saga #1)
    Used Mass Market $3.50
  6. Joyland
    Used Mass Market $3.95

Related Subjects

Children's » General
Children's » Situations » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Young Adult » General

The Spectacular Now Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$5.95 In Stock
Product details 320 pages Ember - English 9780385754309 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this emotionally powerful, funny debut, Cricket Cherpin needs to figure out what to do with his life before he turns eighteen. But life sucks—so why not just give up?
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at