★★★★ 4/5 stars
Summary (from Goodreads): 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. Tackling an increasingly discussed topic that is both fascinating and disturbing, C. J. Omololu weaves an hour-by-hour account of Lucy’s desperate attempt to save her family. Readers join Lucy on a path from which there is no return, and the impact of hoarding on one teen’s life will have them completely hooked.
My book club and I decided to get this book the other day, and I finished it later that night. Lucy’s mom is a hoarder, and has been since Lucy can remember. Lucy desperately tries to hide her moms disorder from everyone. She never has friends over, not that she has very many, and tries her best to talk about other people and not herself.
I liked this book a lot and didn’t want to put it down. Lucy tries so hard to keep it a secret, and when she knows her cover is about to be blown apart, she has to work diligently to keep it a secret. I don’t want to say too much because I don’t want to spoil anything for you guys, but Omololu does a wonderful job of keeping your attention through the whole story. I found myself not wanting to put the book down.