Hats off to Mr. Gilly, the always smiling, ever energetic trash man who dumps it in, smashes it down and drives around the Trashy Town until his truck is full of glorious garbage.
Fifteen-year-old Lynn Marie Sugrue is doing her best to make it through a difficult summer. Her mother works long hours as a nurse, and Lynn suspects that her mother's pill-popping boyfriend has enlisted her in his petty criminal enterprises. Lynn finds refuge in online flirtations, eventually meeting up with a troubled young soldier, Logan Loy, and inviting him home. When he's forced to stay over in a storage space accessible through her closet, and the Army subsequently lists him as AWOL, she realizes that he's the one thing in her life that she can control.
"PRETTY DARN GOOD"
Operating Base Cornucopia: A 300-year-old fortress in the remote Iraqi desert where a few dozen soldiers wait for their next assignment - among them Private Toby Durrant, a self-described broke nobody. Then, a deadly ambush touches off events that put Durrant in the middle of a far-reaching conspiracy.
"A good Book about the Iraq War"