Anything You Want by Geoff Herbach
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Taco is trying to adjust to his mother dying of cancer and his father moving north to find work, but he has always been told ͞Today is the best day of your life, and tomorrow will be even better.͟ He continues to believe this fact, even when he discovers that his girlfriend is pregnant and he must decide between becoming a responsible parent and enjoying the end of his high school time. As Taco tries to uncover what being a good dad means and pass his calculus class, he is being pressured by Maggie’s parents to step aside and let them make the decisions about the baby.
Anything You Want is a realistic fiction story that will leave readers wanting more about the story. It is a very quick read, yet that isn’t a good thing for this book. Herbach’s story would have been better with more story development and less formulaic teen drama. Everything fell in place and all issues were resolved neatly, yet readers know that not everything can be that neat and clean. An OK read for fans of Herbach and an acceptable read if no other pressing titles are quickly available.
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