Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Anything You Want by Geoff Herbach

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Anything You Want
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Expect a bundle of joy—er, trouble—in this hilarious, heartwarming story from the award-winning author of Stupid Fast Geoff Herbach

Taco's mom always said, "Today is the best day of your life, and tomorrow will be even better." That was hard to believe the day she died of cancer and when Taco's dad had to move up north for work, but he sure did believe it when Maggie Corrigan agreed to go with him to junior prom. Taco loves Maggie- even more than the tacos that earned him his nickname. And she loves him right back.

Except all that love? It gets Maggie pregnant. Everyone else may be freaking out, but Taco can't wait to have a real family again. He just has to figure out what it means to be a dad and how to pass calculus. And then there's getting Maggie's parents to like him. Because it would be so much easier for them to be together if he didn't have to climb the side of the Corrigans' house to see her...

Anything You Want by Geoff Herbach

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Anything You Want“You do it. You and Maggie Corrigan do it all the time. Again and again and again,” he said.
“Right. We like to celebrate out love.” I said.
“Jesus Christ, Taco. Is she on birth control?” he asked.
“No.” I laughed. “Why would she be?” As I tend to be delusional but not totally stupid, I began to think.
“Oh shit. Are you using condoms?” he asked.
“No. We’re not serious about it, okay? We’re just having fun.”

This was a YA story about a boy who gets his girlfriend pregnant.

Taco was a bit of an odd character, he was just happy all the time, and totally clueless too. I thought it really bad that he didn’t even consider contraception when he started having sex with his girlfriend, and thought that they wouldn’t get pregnant because they were ‘doing it recreationally’.

The storyline in this was about Taco’s girlfriend Maggie getting pregnant, and how wonderful he thought this was. He had no idea how much babies cost, or how he was going to continue going to school with a child to support or anything, and literally saw everything through rose-tinted glasses. He tried to get a job, and talked about Maggie moving in with him to raise the baby, but considering that his brother had had to quit school to provide for him, his ideas were really short-sighted.

The ending to this was quite realistic thankfully!
6 out of 10

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