Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays (14)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read

Open to a random page

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser this week:

"Our old piano. It had been so long since I'd seen it, I'd actually forgotten we had one."

Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu

From the outside, Lucy's home looks normal. Inside the front door is where the secrets begin. Towering piles of newspapers and magazines. Bags of junk flooding every inch of open space. The rotting smell permeating the air. This is what she's kept from everyone-that her mother's compulsive hoarding has reduced their lives to garbage...literally. With just two years until graduation, Lucy finally feels like a normal life is within her grasp. Her new best friend, Kaylie, and her longtime crush, Josh, make a future seem almost possible. Then one morning Lucy comes hom to find something she never expected, something that will change her life forever. And she must ask herself-how far can she go to protect her family's secrets?

This is a moving and compelling book. Parts of it were truly disturbing but I finished it late last night because I just couldn't put it down!

What is your book teaser this week?


  1. I have heard this one is a good but sad story. Hope you are enjoying it.

  2. This does look really intense. Great teaser. Thanks for visiting The Crowded Leaf.

  3. this looks like a really compelling book. i love that it mentions a piano! i play, so music is a huge part of my life.

  4. Ahhh great teaser. It sets a somber stage.

    Here is my Teaser Tuesday :)

  5. This book is on my TBR list. That was a great teaser. It is amazing that someone would have so much junk that their piano would be covered up.

  6. Nice teaser. I am not familiar with this book but it does sound pretty interesting. I hope that you are enjoying this read.

  7. My curiosity is piqued now about this book! Here's my teaser for Daughters of the Witching Hill

  8. Great teaser!

    My teaser is here.

    Happy reading. :)


  9. I've heard such good things about this one! Can't wait to see your review on this.

  10. I've heard good things about this book. Don't you just love books that keep you up at night reading b/c you are hooked?! I look forward to your review.

  11. I saw this book a few weeks ago on TT - will have to write it down this time :)
    HERE is my teaser for today :)

  12. Great teaser! Also, love how the book sounds, so I'll add it on my list!

  13. Great Teaser! Here is my Teaser Tuesday:

    Feel free to stop by tomorrow for my review and GIVEAWAY of the book and a new ARC, by the same author, next Spring when it is released!

    Emma Michaels

  14. I just got this one in my last HS book order. One of my 9th graders read it and thought it was weird. I hope to get to it this summer. My Tuesday Teaser is from Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson.

  15. I just posted a review of this book on my blog --- I thought it was a really good book, although kinda disturbing. Nice teaser choice! :)

  16. Seems like a really sad book.

    My `teaser` is up

  17. Awesome teaser! I loved this book too, even though it was kind of hard to read. I'm glad you liked it :D

    Oh and you've won an award over at my blog.

  18. nice teaser! Thanks so much for stopping by On the Bookcase!

  19. Wow, that's the perfect teaser. I've been wanting to read this book for such a long time!
    Here's my teaser.

  20. It does sound intriguing!

    Here is my teaser

  21. I loved "Dirty Little Secrets" and your teaser was a great choice.
    Also, I relate with staying up to finish good books, last night, I stayed up with "Bloom" by Elizabeth Scott.


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