Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
My pick may seem strange to some but it’s for a book called Dirty Little Secrets by CJ Omololu to be released February 2/10 by Walker Books for Young Readers. It’s classed as a Young Adult book. Here’s a bit about it from Fantastic Fiction…
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.
Without fail I watch the tv show Hoarders every Monday night. I’m at once horrified and fascinated by the lives these people have. For those who don’t have a hoarding problem it seems hard to believe how much stuff some people can accumulate but I can only imagine how horrible it is for those that live it. That’s why the premise of this book fascinates me. I think it would be really interesting to read about it from a teenager’s point of view.
How about you, what are you waiting for this week?