Taco’s motto is “Today is the best day of your life, and tomorrow will be even better.” That’s what his mom always said, until she died of cancer, and his dad moved away for work, leaving Taco and his brother alone. Taco misses having a family, but when Maggie Corrigan agrees to go to prom with him, he thinks he’s found happiness again. Because Taco loves Maggie, and she loves him, too.
Except Maggie ends up pregnant. While everyone else is having a meltdown, Taco is excited about the prospect of having a family again. Now he just has to juggle calculus with learning how to be a dad. It would be great if he didn’t have to climb the side of the Corrigans’ house to see Maggie, too. But Taco is an optimist. He’s sure he’ll get things all figured out before the baby gets here.
Anything You Want is a light-hearted look at a hard subject, from the eyes of a boy who means well, but doesn’t always know what’s going on. It’s a look at growing up from the inside of Taco, a happy-go-lucky boy who just wants a family.
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