Shocking, tragic, desperate, and believable. Characters, situations, and settings are vivid, and dialogue rings true... a valuable new addition to heartbreaking but honest books about teens. School Library Journal A disturbing appraisal of how a mother's obsessive hoarding affects her teenage daughter in this frank novel. Publishers Weekly An emotionally charged novel...readers will be rapt. Kirkus Reviews --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
C. J. OMOLOLU is the author of Dirty Little Secrets, her first novel. She lives in Northern California, with her husband and two sons.
This book has been out a while, but I just recently came across it and just had to read it. If you have ever seen an episode of Hoarders, then you know the kind of living... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tamara @ The Avid Book Collector
** spoiler alert ** What might you do if your mother's hoarding is creating a health hazard? That the house is in such squalor that you can't invite anyone over? Read morePublished 13 months ago by Rabbit_With_Fangs
I love this book so much. I've read it just about 20 times and I will probably start reading it again tomorrow. It is out together perfectly and wouldn't change a thing.Published 13 months ago by Melanie
Hoarding runs in my family too, so I was eager to read this book. I thought it was pretty good, definitely held my attention and helped me pass the time on the bus. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Penny Thoughtful
Yikes. Dirty Little Secrets made me watch an episode of Hoaders just to see what a house like this might really be like. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Inspired Kathy
Lucy would do anything to keep her Mothers secret. It goes to show that sometimes you just never know what happens behind closed doors and the secrets people need to keep to appear... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Blamjam
This was a fast read but a good story. I felt sympathy for the main character and truly hoped she could find a solution to her problems. Very relatable!Published 17 months ago by jennifer wilson
I was expecting more at the end. It was a very much unsatisfying ending to me. Did anyone ever find out about the hoarding? Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer