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Dirty Little Secrets Review

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

This is the story of Lucy Anne Tompkins a 16 year old girl. Her life seems perfectly normal from the outside, she have a best friend, a crush on a guy and works as a babysitter. The problem is that her life is nothing close to normal, Lucy will avoid any event that can lead to somebody to even put a feet inside her house, she is so embarrassed of her way of living, because her mother is a compulsive hoarder and her house can only be described with one word, trash. There’s so much stuff consuming her house that her mother hasn’t slept in her bed for years and she has to squeeze herself thru the labyrinth of boxes just to reach her room.
Every single day Lucy lives in fear that somebody will notice her living conditions and be so freaked out they will reject her even if her biggest dream is to have a clean and uncluttered house. There’s nothing she can say or do in order to change her mother, but one day, an unprecedented event changes everything.
The book covers 24 hours of Lucy’s life. Sometimes I didn’t agree with her decisions, but she kept me at the edge of my seat wondering what would be the end of the story. This definitely was a heart breaking situation, I couldn’t imagine how would it be to grow up like that. C.J. Omololu made an excellent job writing and developing this emotional story. Overall I really enjoyed this book.



  1. Glad to have you back!

    I've been wanting to read this book for such a long time. It deals with a topic that we never really get to read about! Excellent review. Now I want to read Dirty Little Secrets even more.

  2. It sounds like a good book! Great review!

  3. O good review. I love books that do that!

  4. Great review!I have this on my TBR pile.Hope I'll get to it real soon!

  5. I thought this one was excellent, too. For some reason, I find the whole hoarding thing fascinating. Omololu does a great job with the subject.

  6. Eeek!
    I've always wanted to read this..
    Thanks for the review!

  7. Sounds like a good read! Great review! :) (I love the blog name btw) :)


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