Tom is an ass. Tom is a screw-up. Tom is selfish and reckless and a bastard. And the fact that Marchetta can make me love this character is a strong testament to her writing ability.
Anyone who's ever been at a low point in their life can relate to Tom and Georgie's circumstances. He is a university dropout who's butchered his former close friendships and is at a fairly aimless point in his life. She just got impregnated by her ex-husband of seven years who had a son with another woman. They are the aunt and nephew that belong to the chaotic yet close-knit Finch-Mackee clan. These are their stories as they attempt to figure out the journey from rock bottom.
The cast of characters from [b:Saving Francesca|82434|Saving Francesca|Melina Marchetta|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327865374s/82434.jpg|18042740] is (mostly) back, and if I loved them then, I love them even more now. I never want to stop reading their stories... *Hint hint*