Marnie and Taz have it all-they love, laugh and work together, sneak off to swim at their secret spot, and now they are starting a family. But Marnie dies in childbirth, leaving Taz to cope with his incredible loss...and his new baby daughter. Following Taz's sometimes bumbling first two years as a father, I found my self laughing and crying on the same page. Pete Fromm writes so beautifully about the confusing mix of grief and love, and what being a family really means.— Wendy
I'll be honest, this book took me a minute to get into. I couldn't tell who it was written for. As a recently married twenty-something, I knew the characters would likely be relatable and I'd be able to empathize with the main issue. Fromm used acronyms like OMG and WTF unironically. At the same time I felt there was an "oh, remember when..." tone going on that I couldn't relate to and I thought would be better suited for my grandmother.
All that being said, I probably spent a only 6 hours completing this book, 5 of which were in a single sitting. I could place myself, my sister, my friend into the shoes of Taz or Elmo, and it seemed way too real. The two-year span of the book at first seemed daunting, but as I read, each new day for Taz and Midge was something I wanted to explore - I was looking forward to their future far more than Taz. The story flows so seamlessly, never missing a beat, and I just could not put it down.
— From Kasey