Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Children's Book

Finished February 3
Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur
This book is written from 11-year-old Aubrey's point of view. As it begins, Aubrey is alone in her house and her mother hasn't been around in a while. Aubrey and her mom survived a car accident that killed Aubrey's dad and her little sister, 7-yea-old Savannah. Aubrey's grandmother arrives and discovers the situation, and ends up taking Aubrey back to live with her until things get sorted out. We see how Aubrey struggles with her emotions, and her feelings of abandonment by her mother. We see how, with her grandmother's help, she begins to move forward with her life.
Her new friend Bridget helps too, as does the counselor at school. Aubrey discovers that she is not alone, that she has people that will help her and support her.
Aubrey's voice is very clear and real and we see her develop as a character. A very good read.

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