Trash Can Days is all about a group of teens that are all connected in different ways. Jake used to be friends with Danny, who was dating his sister. Hannah, Jake's sister, is writing a blog to put people down because of what people said about her. D. Wu, Jake's "girlfriend," starts a writing club and gets a bunch of popular friends. This is a tale of a bunch of teens making their way through middle school, and learning about life.
This book is something else. I (I am in 7th grade) can totally say that what the author writes is mostly true about middle school, but some of the aspects are better. I loved the amount of detail that the author used on the characters and the gangs. I think many middle school readers would relate to this book.