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Her older brother and sister have both grown up and gone away, leaving Lucy alone with her mom, who has let the house get so bad that there is no longer hot water, let alone the smells coming from the kitchen. We are made by history.” So, this January, as we celebrate Martin Luther King... To see what your friends thought of this book. Made me think before I spoke. If I’d written this review based on my initial post-reading response I think it might have been quite different in tone and content. Lucy has a big secret. C.J. In Dirty Little Secrets you will read of the conservative movement's hidden manipulations in 1994, and learn the truth about Newt Gingrich's twenty-year program of political destabilization. It will take your heart and stomach on a journey for which neither could be adequately prepared. When they are discovered by a record company that only wants Julie, Bailey's parents send her into hiding and she ends up becoming the dirty little secret. Then I may list some other books that this one "shares symptoms with" (i.e. But Lucy’s is bigger and dirtier than most. This book was very intense and at times disturbingly real, and I enjoyed every single moment of it! And fair warning, some of the descriptions in this book are stomach-churning. But what her friends don't know is that her house is full of stuff -- stuff that her mom has collected over years and years and refuses to throw away. Just $12 for 3 months or
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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. Lucy is a typical teen in most ways -- she goes to school, she has a best friend, she likes music and coffee. "[T]his potent and creatively woven page-turner brings a traumatic situation front and center." Everyone has a secret. She wouldn't get rid of anything, or clean up anything. Then I may list some other books that this one "shares symptoms with" (i.e. She is now living alone with her mother and has suffered the consequences for all of life that she can remember. But Lucys is bigger and dirtier than most. She remebered that her mother had been a champion Piano player back then. "Debut author Omololu gives a disturbing appraisal of how a mothers obsessive hoarding affects her teenage daughter." She has to think of all kinds of excuses to keep her friends from coming over to her house. 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. Lucy is a normal 16 year old, makes good grades, and can’t wait to graduate and go to college, but she has lived with a secret her whole life. She was the parent—she could have done something about it. But Lucy seemed almost entirely focused on herself, and I couldn't really commend her for her decisions in the least, Dirty Little Secrets is a book that I had to let percolate for a while before reviewing. - Publishers Weekly
Extremely graphic and highly disturbing, but a gripping page-turner nonetheless. Each axis is an aspect of the book that I'll give my thoughts on (characters, plot, etc. We immediately see how alien and strange Lucy's world has become when she confesses that she enjoys having a friend, despite how much hard work it is... something she hasn't dared to attempt in years, spending time in isolation at school, lest anyone find out about her horrendous home life. Discover the latest and greatest in eBooks and Audiobooks. Finally a book I couldn't put down. It's the reason that all of this cleaning was about, and the secrets being hidden away from their close ones.Joanna was a hoarder that kept a whole bunch of expired cans, old newspapers, and other junk. DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS brilliantly takes place in a period of about 24 hours, utilizing carefully-placed memories to fill in the blanks of Lucy's difficult life in a family that has ceased to function. Her house is full of trash. 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