27 January 2010

"Waiting on" Wednesday (10)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selections is: Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu. This book looks very interesting because it sounds like it's about hoarding. Hoarding is a fascinating and complex disorder that can effect the whole family.

Title: Dirty Little Secrets

Author: C.J. Omololu

Published by: Walker Books for Young Readers

Pages: 244

Release Date: 02 February 2010

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. She’s managed to keep her home life hidden from her best friend and her crush, knowing they’d be disgusted by the truth. So, when her mom dies suddenly in their home, Lucy hesitates to call 911 because revealing their way of life would make her future unbearable—and she begins her two-day plan to set her life right.

With details that are as fascinating as they are disturbing, C. J. Omololu weaves an hour-by-hour account of Lucy’s desperate attempt at normalcy. Her fear and isolation are palpable as readers are pulled down a path from which there is no return, and the impact of hoarding on one teen’s life will have readers completely hooked.


Melissa said...

I love the sounds of this one...I think it's going to be great! :)

miss cindy :) said...

this has been on my TBR list for a while, it sounds great :)

Book Crazy Jenn said...

Awesome pick - I have this one already preordered :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love this creepy cover.

Book Monster said...

Sounds good :)

inthehammockblog said...

I'm definitely waiting on this one too!

Becky said...

The wimp in me says this is too scary!

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