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The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now


by Tim Tharp

The Spectacular Now Chapter 18 Summary

  • Hey, we finally get to find out why Sutter calls his stepdad Geech!
  • His real name is Garth Easley, but squooshed together and shortened, it ends up as Geech. Got it?
  • When he married Sutter's mom, Holly was psyched to live in his big, fancy house. Their mom changed, too.
  • She started acting like a snobby millionaire, but she's not affectionate towards Geech at all, now like she was with Sutter's real dad.
  • When Sutter gets home, he tries to sneak up to his room, but he gets busted.
  • His mom starts in on him, for the fiasco at Holly's, for staying out all night…
  • And then Geech chimes in, threatening to send him to military school.
  • Usually his mom doesn't join in these threats, but today she jumps right in…
  • Which makes Geech back off. He mumbles something about checking the cost, and Sutter knows he'd never spend the money on it.
  • In the end, he's just grounded, and has to fork over cash to Kevin until the suit is paid for.

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