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Aubrey is all on her own, living on TV, crackers and cheese, with only a pet goldfish for company. And when Gram turns up on the doorstep, worried that nobody’s answering the phone, she realises that something terrible has happened: Aubrey has been abandoned by her mother. But where are Aubrey’s father and sister? Another tragedy has befallen them – something Aubrey can’t even bring herself to think about. Taken to Vermont to live with Gram, Aubrey starts a new life. With the love of her grandmother and the letters she writes, can Aubrey begin to see that even though she’s lost everything, all is not lost? A tear-jerking story of tragedy and recovery which is sure to be one of this year’s must-reads.

Product Details







Date published

January 7th, 2010

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 3.7; Middle years; 7.0 points

Other details

  • 272 pages



UK edition


  1. anonymous
    on 3 April 2010

    love, Aubrey

    my friend has said this is ''THE BOOK'' so im guessing it's better than great =) i decided to give it a shot

  2. Anonymous
    on 28 January 2010


    This book so far sounds great and makes me wanna read it!

    5 out of 5

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What kids think

  1. nastyboots
    on 17 February 2014

    this is one of the best book I have ever read!!!!!! I totally recommend it people who want a good book to read that will be one of the best books ever read. Thank you, Suzanne LaFler for such a wonderful book.

    5 out of 5
  2. poppearl
    on 23 May 2011

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. It is my most favourite book in the whole wide world!!! It is really heart felt and emotional and it relates to everyday life and the problems people face! Most definitely a book to read it is 5 Stars and I would read it again and again!!!

    5 out of 5
  3. rosilia2213
    on 11 March 2011

    This A really heartfelt emotioanal book, I dont really like sad books that make you cry, but this one, I truly loved. Its a really good book and I thouroghly enjoyed reading it, I couldnt stop for days!

    5 out of 5
  4. aamina786riaz
    on 8 January 2011

    this was a really sad book but I loved it this is what I call a really good book! i love it

  5. heart29
    on 18 December 2010

    I very sad book about the loss of parents. I definitely recommend it :-)

  6. chlochloxx
    on 10 November 2010

    I just finished this book, It was so amazing and heart-felt! Aubrey made me cry, smile and laugh, she has a pet fish called sammy !! She went through school on her sisters birthday, made 2 really nice friends and built up her life again with the help of her Gram. You MUST read this if you want a book to really get into, crying and happiness is caught from this book hope you read it =] xx

    5 out of 5
  7. Megalula
    on 7 November 2010

    Love, Aubrey is a heart-felt, sweet and serious book about a girl (Aubrey) who thinks she has no hope left in the world. Her Mum’s just disappeared and her Dad and sister Savannah – well, I won’t give that away! She’s determined, though, to take care of herself. But when her loving Grandmother appears with a helping hand, Aubrey learns that although she’s lost everything, all is not lost…I loved this book, I especially reccommend it to someone aged 9-14…I felt I could really connect with Aubrey’s feelings. It’s heart-breaking and had tears freely running down my face. It makes you really realise that these things do happen occasionally. You should be grateful for what you have in terms of family…:)

    5 out of 5
  8. Princess-Aysha
    on 2 July 2010

    Aubrey makes us grateful for what we have. Suzanne La Fleur creates an emotional atmosphere and gives us the courage we need. It has a brilliant storyline and the character fits beautifully into it.

    5 out of 5
  9. morganville
    on 12 June 2010

    It’s a very emotional book if i had to rate it one to ten it would be ten loved it a must read!

    5 out of 5
  10. SmileyFluff
    on 21 April 2010

    This is a brilliant book! I love Aubrey’s character and personality. Her situation is so sad that it brings tears to my eyes when I read it, and I don’t usually get emotional!

    5 out of 5