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The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now


by Tim Tharp

Tara Thompson

Character Analysis

Tara is Bethany's BFF. When her mom kicks her stepdad out of the house, she confides in Sutter about his prescription painkiller abuse – but when she gives him a hug to say thanks for listening, Cassidy gets the wrong idea, and breaks up with Sutter. (We like to imagine the parallel universe plot: the hug never happened, Cassidy and Sutter stayed together, and he ended up working at the top of the Chase building.)