Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur is about eleven year old Aubrey, who lost her father and young sister, Savannah, in a car accident earlier in the year. Unable to deal with this situation, Aubrey’s mother leaves Aubrey to fend for herself until her grandma shows up at the door one day.
Love, Aubrey is about getting unstuck from the terrible moments in your life and moving forward even if it’s really hard and painful. Although Aubrey is reluctant to leave her home in Virginia and move up to Vermont with her grandma, the move helps begin her journey of dealing with not just the loss of her father and sister, but with the absence of her mother.
In addition to sombre moments, Aubrey’s joyful experiences are also tracked, as she begins her new life, complete with friends and school, and plenty more.
Love Aubrey, is a good pick for readers who like character-based novels that focus on people overcoming obstacles in their lives. You may not be going through the same thing as Aubrey, but her feelings and experiences are written in a way that enables most people to relate to them. So reading the book is kind of comforting, like you and Aubrey are working though getting unstuck together.