Dirty little secrets
|Format:||Print Book 2010|
|Availability:||Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies|
Everyone has a secret. But Lucy's is bigger and dirtier than most. It's one she's been hiding for years-that her mom's out-of-control hoarding has turned their lives into a world of garbage and shame. Tackling an increasingly discussed topic that is both fascinating and disturbing, C. J. Omololu weaves an hour-by-hour account of Lucy's desperate attempt to save her family. Readers join Lucy on a path from which there is no return, and the impact of hoarding on one teen's life will have them completely hooked.
Praise for Dirty Little Secrets:
"Shocking, tragic, desperate, and believable. . . . a valuable new addition to heartbreaking but honest books about teens." -School Library Journal
"An emotionally charged novel. . .readers will be rapt." -Kirkus Reviews
"A disturbing appraisal of how a mother's obsessive hoarding affects her teenage daughter in this frank novel." -Publishers Weekly
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Compulsive behavior -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Death -- Fiction.
Self-reliance -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Walker & Co.,2010
Includes reading group guide.
210 pages ; 22 cm