Monday, February 7, 2011
Dirty Little Secrets
Dirty Little Secrets is the debut realistic novel by C. J. Omololu. This novel has been checked out a lot from my middle school library – the cover and title definitely catch your attention. The main character, Lucy, is the only child living at home with her single mother. Lucy’s older brother is in college and her older sister lives on her own. Lucy has not been able to let friends get too close to her. She definitely never lets anyone into her house, because she would become known as “garbage girl” if she did. Her mother is a hoarder – she doesn’t throw anything away – she even digs items out of the trash that others have thrown away. Everything changes in an instant when Lucy comes home to find her mother dead. If she calls for help, everyone will know her dirty little secret. She is desperate to protect her and her mother’s reputations. Josh, the boy she has always liked, is finally noticing her. Her best friend Kaylie will change the way she feels about Lucy if she knows the truth. What can she do to hide the way she has been living? Click on the book trailer below for more information about the book.