REVIEW: Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur

20 June 2012


Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur
Synopsis Via Good-Reads."I had everything I needed to run a household: a house, food, and a new family. From now on it would just be me and Sammy–the two of us, and no one else."A tragic accident has turned eleven-year-old Aubrey’s world upside down. Starting a new life all alone, Aubrey has everything she thinks she needs: SpaghettiOs and Sammy, her new pet fish. She cannot talk about what happened to her. Writing letters is the only thing that feels right to Aubrey, even if no one ever reads them.With the aid of her loving grandmother and new friends, Aubrey learns that she is not alone, and gradually, she finds the words to express feelings that once seemed impossible to describe. The healing powers of friendship, love, and memory help Aubrey take her first steps toward the future.Readers will care for Aubrey from page one and will watch her grow until the very end, when she has to make one of the biggest decisions of her life.Love, Aubrey is devastating, brave, honest, funny, and hopeful, and introduces a remarkable new writer, Suzanne LaFleur. No matter how old you are, this book is not to be missed.

Love, Aubrey is a heartbreaking novel about an 11 year old girl who suddenly loses both her father and younger sister Savannah in a car crash, and in essence, her mother too - who distances herself away from her daughter due to grief, and eventually leaves her alone until Aubrey's 'Gram' comes to bring her to her own house to stay.
Powerful. Emotional. Heartbreaking. Breathtaking. I finished this book in one sitting, a box of tissues by my side. Aubrey is portrayed as a determined young girl who naively believes she can survive on her own without anybody's help. She doesn't give up easily and always hopes that her mum will come back to her; that she hasn't forgotten about her. Suzanne depicts Aubrey's situation with compelling but simple words that evoke the emotions and feelings going through an 11 year old's fragile mind after a tragedy. I dare you to read it without tearing up..

5 comments:

  1. oh my gosh so compelling. thanks for introducing me to this one. great review!

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  2. Hi! I also have this book and I really must read it soon! :) glad you enjoyed it! :)

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  3. Don't think I could read this one without crying, but it sounds amazing! Thanks for the review.

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  4. OH I LOVED this book!! It was SO AMAZING :_D

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  5. I have read this book and absolutly loved it!

    xxx

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