Dirty Little Secrets
by C.J. Omololu
Summary: Lucy has a secret. Her mother is a hoarder. Lucy doesn't let people get too close, so there is no danger of them finding out about the chaos at her house. But, she has a friend for the first time and things are starting to spin out of control. How much longer can she hold things together? And, what would everyone do if they found out?
Thoughts: Dirty Little Secrets is a fascinating novel. I had never thought about what it must be like for a child of a hoarder. The tense, heartbreaking story gives the reader a view into this life and an idea of how difficult it must be to live with someone suffering from this illness. The end leaves one with a lot to ponder. I am so glad I read this book and gained a new perspective. It is always good to be reminded that we may not have any idea what someone in our life is dealing with everyday.
Read more on C.J. Omololu's blog and the Children of Hoarders website.