Of privates, private parts and love

My laugh of the day, courtesy of my kindergartner: We were watching this news story about great books of 2012. One of them was described as a military story, focusing on two privates who fall in love.

My boy could not control himself, laughing and holding his stomach. "Two privates! In love! How can privates fall in love? That's so gross!" (I was laughing too hard myself to explain that privates and private parts are not the same thing.)

That aside, what do you think? Can privates fall in love? Just kidding. What was the best book of 2012?