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Dirty Little Secrets Hardcover – February 2, 2010
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About the Author
C. J. OMOLOLU is the author of Dirty Little Secrets, her first novel. She lives in Northern California, with her husband and two sons.
Top Customer Reviews
A tragedy strikes that can either free Lucy or burden her even more. The entire story takes place in 24 hours, with flashbacks to Lucy's past, and I was on the edge of my seat waiting for Lucy's next move towards normalcy or further difficulty. This novel is unique and suspenseful. I may never forget the emotional twists and a main character with such a memorable problem.
From the first sentence I was hooked. Ms. Omololu starts off by letting us know Lucy has a secret. As Lucy's world starts to unravel, the pace quickens and slows - in my opinion - perfectly. At times, Lucy is frustrated, angry, determined, and maybe even cold. At others she is warm, loving, and protective.
Loved the character. Loved the pace. Loved the plot. This was a wonderful read for me. And it inspired me to clean my house. Seriously.
The ending wasn't what I expected, and was somewhat anti-climactic considering that no one discovered her secret, but I suppose that the symbolism is all there and it's a good ending for a book where the main character's mission was doomed from the start. Should be required reading for all high school-aged students! FINALLY, a book where the author knows what they're doing, and can set up a plot with good characterization and carry it out well! So many professional writers cannot actually write these days, but Omololu is not one of them. I will be reading more of C.J. Omololu's books in the future.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this YA book in one sitting. It was well-written & interesting - riveting, even - but plot-wise, it was also absolutely ridiculous. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kate B.
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 18 months ago by Tamara B.
** 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 on July 22, 2014 by RabbitWithFangs
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 on July 17, 2014 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 on July 8, 2014 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 on June 20, 2014 by Kathy Habel
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 on May 26, 2014 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 on March 27, 2014 by jennifer wilson