Study Guide

The Spectacular Now Characters

By Tim Tharp

Sutter Keely

Sutter Keely is one big goofy bundle of contradictions. He's kind-hearted and selfish, desperate...

Aimee Finecky

Aimee and Sutter have a lot in common. They both like old music. They both like to drink. They...

Cassidy Roy

Cassidy is Sutter's "beautiful fat girlfriend" (1.1) … who dumps him as soon as she...

Mrs. Easley

Mrs. Easley is Sutter and Holly's mom, but no one's going to be bringing home any Mom of the Year...

Mr. Keely

Mr. Keely is Sutter's real dad. Sutter idealizes the guy, remembering all the good times they had...

Garth Easley

Garth Easley, otherwise known as Geech, is Sutter's stepdad. He is a rich guy, and Sutter is...

Mrs. Gates

Pot, meet kettle. Mrs. Gates is Sutter's dad's drunk of a girlfriend down in Fort Worth. She's...

Holly

Holly is Sutter's 25-year-old big sis. She's latched on to her husband's rich lifestyle, and...

Kevin

Kevin is Holly's rich, 40-year-old husband. According to Sutter, he's super snobby, and just an...

Ricky Mehlinger

Ricky has been Sutter's best friend since 4th grade. When we meet him, he's a carefree,...

Tara Thompson

Tara is Bethany's BFF. When her mom kicks her stepdad out of the house, she confides in Sutter...

Bethany Marks

Bethany is Ricky's girlfriend. She and Ricky are totes in love, but she does not approve of...

Marcus West

Marcus starts dating Cassidy after she breaks up with Sutter. He's a really decent guy, who does...

Randy

Mrs. Finecky

Aimee's mom is just…well, let's just say we might be awarding that Mom of the Year mug to...

Shane Finecky

Shane is Aimee's extremely annoying little brother. He loves nothing more than to embarrass and...

Shawnie Brown

Shawnie is one of Sutter's ex-girlfriends, and is now one of his good buddies. Whenever they see...

Krystal Krittenbrink

Krystal is Aimee's bossy, sarcastic friend – and also her only friend, until Sutter comes...

Walter

Walter is the 6-year-old kid Sutter discovers running away from home in the first chapter. He's a...

Bob Lewis

Bob is Sutter's boss at the men's clothing store. He's a great guy: a family man, a big brother...