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The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now

by Tim Tharp

The Spectacular Now Chapter 2 Summary

  • It takes a little while to find Walter's house. He's only six, after all, and doesn't really know how to get back.
  • He does know that there's a scary black van at the end of his street, so Sutter just cruises around looking for it.
  • As they drive, Walter tells Sutter some crazy stories about a bully at his school.
  • In exchange, Sutter tells him about Jeremy, a kid at his school who went nuts with a fire extinguisher once, blasting the whole class – and even the teacher. Weird.
  • Finally, they find Walter's house, and Sutter walks him up to the door.
  • He tries to explain the situation to Walter's mom, but she smells the whiskey on his breath and freaks out.
  • She actually threatens to call the cops, so Sutter gets back in his car and drives away.
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