Dirty Little Angels by Chris Tusa is about a troubled teenage girl named Hailey who is trying to find herself in the slums of Louisiana. Her brother, Cyrus, is constantly getting into trouble. Her mom had a miscarriage that sent her spiraling down with depression. Hailey’s parents hardly speak, let alone look at one another. She cries out for help but her cries go unanswered.
When she finds out that her dad is cheating on her mom with a trashy waitress, she becomes angry and blames him for all the problems her family has. That is, until she finds out about her mother’s past.
She finds it hard to cope with the cards life has dealt her and ends up in Charity, a psych ward, after taking too many pills. Her parents are worried about how they are going to pay for her to get ongoing treatment because her father doesn’t have a job and her mother stays in bed all day. But when Verma, a friend of the family finds out, she pays for treatment.
Cyrus finds himself in over his head until Hailey takes matters into her own hands. It makes you wonder, how far would I go to save my family?
I really enjoyed reading this book and think you should check it out!