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"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 hap...more
Hardcover, 262 pages
Published June 9th 2009 by Wendy Lamb Books (first published 2009)
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Renee
Love, Aubrey focuses on eleven year old Aubrey, who lost her father and younger sister, Savannah, in a car accident earlier in the year. Aubrey's mom unable to function or deal with her grief left Aubrey. Aubrey is left 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 really hard and painful. Even though Aubrey is resistant to leave her home in Virginia and move...more
Sweetdhee
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Speakercoret
3,5*

Apa rasanya tiba-tiba saja kehilangan ayah dan adikmu dalam kecelakaan mobil..
Apa rasanya tiba-tiba saja ibu kandungmu sendiri meninggalkanmu di suatu pagi...


itu yang terjadi pada aubrey, dia berumur sebelas tahun ketika dunia indahnya terenggut oleh tangan2 takdir..
Dia harus menguatkan dirinya untuk hidup sendiri, setelah ibunya tiba2 pergi pada suatu pagi.. Tidak sedikitpun terlintas di pikirannya utk menghubungi gram atau uncle david, sampai akhirnya gram datang dan membawanya utk tinggal...more
Maureen
Life can’t get any worse for eleven year old Aubrey, or can it? After a devastating car accident claims the lives of Aubrey’s dad and seven year old sister, Savannah, Aubrey and her mom, overwhelmed with guilt and sorrow, struggle to deal with the tragedy. Imagine Aubrey’s surprise one evening when she realizes her mother, unable to cope with the enormity of her loss, has abandoned her. Finally cognizant of her daughter’s neglect and Aubrey’s fragile emotional state, Aubrey’s grandmother takes h...more
Adele
Love, Aubrey is another book to add to my pile of children left behind novels...and yet I enjoyed it. I had heard a lot of very complimentary things about this novel before I read it and so I was expecting a lot. I really wasn't all that sure what to think about it as I started reading. I was piecing together the story well before elements were confirmed and yet I was in the present with Aubrey. This could just be a story about grief, instead it's about being left behind, and all that that means...more
Aveline Agrippina
Catatan tukang baca:

1. Cerita cukup menohok dengan gaya bercerita seperti anak-anak, seperti Aubrey yang bercerita.

2. Suratnya juga tidak mengada-ada. Ditulis berasal dari isi hati.

3. Aubrey yang berusaha lari dari kenyataan tersebut memang sudah terkunci dalam dunianya sendiri. Ini yang bisa mengoyakkan hati pembaca. Apalagi pembaca melankolis.

4. Dalam narasi, ada yang masih terasa janggal. Terutama anak seusia Aubrey sudah dapat bertahan hidup 7 hari di rumahnya sendiri dan tak seorang pun tah...more
Andrea Hickman Walker
I picked this up on the the strength of the title font along the spine. I glanced at the cover, flipped it over and read the back. I opened it up, read the first few pages and decided I was taking it home with me. Surprisingly, this doesn't usually happen. I frequently pick up books because of the way they look. Reading the back usually induces me to put them back on the shelf. If the book passes that test, I read the first couple of sentences and, usually, a few random passages through the book...more
Nilam Suri
Fiuuuh, that was a hard long ride, reading this book.

No, not because this is not a good book, but because it's so heart wrenching, yet so beautifully written, even after it got translated.

Ceritanya tentang seorang gadis cilik berusia 11 tahun. Di awal buku diceritakan kalau pada suatu pagi Ibu gadis ini tiba-tiba menghilang dan meninggalkan dia begitu saja. Hal itu ternyata karena keluarga mereka baru saja kehilangan Ayah dan seorang anak, Savannah, adik Aubrey.

Awalnya Aubrey nggak bilang pada s...more
Mia Queen
Daddy,

Tahukah kau kalau aku paling merindukanmu.

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.

.

Mungkin dad sudah tahu semua ini, atau mungkin dad sedang membaca surat ini juga dari belakangku. Berpikir seperti itu juga membuatku bahagia. Atau mungkin setelah kumasukkan surat ini ke amplop dan kubawa keluar, lalu kubiarkan terbawa angin, maka dad akan tahu isinya.

Itulah yang aku ingin dad tahu : bahwa aku mencintaimu. Aku merindukanmu. Kuharap meskipun aku tumbuh besar, Dad masih bisa mengenaliku kalau melihatku nanti. Aku akan terus menj...more
Ana
ahh buku ini indah banget. Review to come.

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Mungkin untuk sebagian remaja-dewasa, tinggal jauh dari orang tua adalah suatu impian, kalau boleh saya bilang. Tinggal dan diawasi dan bergantung secara berlebihan kepada orang tua adalah hal yang menyebalkan. Tapi tentu saja beda untuk anak yang masih berumur sebelas tahun, seperti Aubrey.

Dia terbangun di pagi hari dan mendapati bahwa Ibunya sudah pergi dari rumah. Awalnya ia menyangka Ibunya hanya keluar sebentar saja, namun setelah malam berlalu...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

Aubrey Priestly has eaten the last of the cheese and crackers and finished the juice in the refrigerator. There is nothing left to eat so she takes the birthday money Gram sent and heads to the store. She knows she can buy groceries and take care of herself, but she's worried about what might happen if someone finds out she is eleven and living alone.

Tragedy struck and took Aubrey's sister and father, and now her mother has been gon...more
paula

Contains spoilers...................




I absolutely LOVED Love, Aubrey. It was heartbreaking and funny and true to life. Aubrey was like a real ten year old girl trying to take care of herself when everything she has known is gone. Gram was compassionate, loving, no nonsense, and able to reach out for Aubrey in the midst of her own pain and grief. You get to be there with Aubrey as she starts to heal, one minute at a time. I don't give five stars casually, but this one is it. The one character I di...more
Kristin
Sadly, this book got lost at school. I paid the cost to the library, but now I want to finish it!

Update on May 18, 2010.
Just finished the copy that I borrowed from another library. A great, sad story that I really loved. I'm so glad I found another copy...most bookstores don't seem to carry it, but I highly recommend it if you find a copy somewhere!

PS: If you find the one I left at school (Ilene/Christine/Stephanie :), please let me know! :)

Update on December 5, 2011.
I reread this book this pas...more
Harun Harahap
Apa deh ini novel remaja bikin galau. Kalau lo baca buku ini lo pasti pengen banget meluk Aubrey. Mungkin sambil berbisik kepadanya "Sabar yah, lo nggak sendirian, gue ada di sini untuk nemenin lo". Remaja rapuh itu biasa, Aubrey mungkin begitu tapi lo bisa liat betapa kuatnya dia menghadapi semua masalah yang menimpanya. Aubreyyy...semua keadaan akan membaik pada waktunya kok.. *peluks*
Zoe M
Love Aubrey is one of the best books I have ever read. Through the whole book there was never nothing happening there was always an emotion for the reader to feel. At some points I was crying and for others I was laughing. During the book I never got bored and always wanted to read just one more chapter. I strongly recommend this book to others.
Uci
"Aku sedikit bingung tentang kapan kita disebut mulai dewasa atau bukan anak-anak lagi. Apakah ketika untuk kali pertama kita mengurus ibu atau hidup sendirian atau berbelanja keperluan rumah tangga sehari-hari? Aku sudah melakukan semua itu."
Katja
This book was just my kind of young adult book. I seem to be drawn to books that have characters that must face really tough life issues. In this case, Aubrey must figure out how to continue living happily after surviving a tragic accident. She is faced with a difficult decision where the answer seems obvious and easy. To come to the right decision, Aubrey must dig deep within herself and weigh options that most twelve-year olds don't ever have to deal with. The letters that Aubrey writes throug...more
Josiah
"Sometimes I wonder if life is all about one moment. Everything before and everything after is about that one moment, and we are all stuck there."

Love, Aubrey, P. 198

Score another major hit for Wendy Lamb Books.

New to the world of writing juvenile fiction, Suzanne Lafleur's first novel is filled to brimming with rewarding, close-knit relationships and the kind of sharply poignant real emotion that is only drawn forth in a select few books.

Love, Aubrey begins in the aftermath of the initial...more
Olivia
Bisakah hidup jadi lebih buruk bagi seorang anak sebelas tahun ? Aubrey, seorang anak sebelas tahun bangun di pagi hari menemukan bahwa ia ditinggal ibunya. Ia pun mencoba hidup sendiri, tak memberitahu siapa pun tetapi pada akhirnya pasti ada yang tahu bukan ? Aubrey, ditinggal seorang ibu, sebelumnya kehilangan ayah dan adik kecilnya dalam kecelakaan mobil, mengalami hal yang hampir tidak mungkin untuk anak seumurannya. Sedih, tetapi novel ini memuat bagaimana persahabatan dan cinta bisa menye...more
Linda Lipko
Life was difficult in 1948 for the White family. Living in Southwestern Virginia in a coal mining town, Audrey is the oldest of four girls. The house is a shack. The food is sparse and the family is dirt poor. This story is the real life tale of the author. She chose to give voice to the story through her eldest sister, and the book is written from her perspective.

Scrawny from lack of food and illness, Audrey looks at the world through eyes that need large glasses and her awkwardness defines her...more
Anna
I'm not usually a big reader of Children's fiction but the cover of this book grabbed my attention and I couldn't resist taking it down from the shelf to take a closer look. The premise sucked me in and I found myself heading to the till and paying for the book. And I'm really glad I had a little uncharacteristic browse of the Children's section of a local book store.

'Love, Aubrey' is aimed at children aged 11 and over but it seems to be a world apart from the novels around when I was that age....more
Quirkyreads100
Nov 05, 2010 Quirkyreads100 added it
Recommends it for: EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!

Have you ever read a book that is, in every way, perfect? Have you ever read a book conveying a character so well that you feel as if you know them? That’s how I felt after that first delicious read of Love, Aubrey. Yes, my first time. But not my last.
I live with my mom, dad, and brother. I can’t count how many times I have rolled my eyes at my dad, stuck out my tongue at my brother, or given my mom the silent treatment. But after I read Love, Aubrey, I remembered how wonderful it feels when...more
Jeni
After the death of her father and sister, Aubrey's mother suffers a psychotic break and leaves 11 year old Aubrey alone. Aubrey cares for herself for about 2 weeks before her Grandma discovers what's happened. While people search for her mother, Aubrey goes to live with her Grandma where she learns to deal with her grief and abandonment.
When I was Aubrey's age I never suffered a loss of a loved one, but I have as an adult. Both my father and daughter died within a year of each other. While I can...more
Stacey (prettybooks)
I read Eight Keys last year and I absolutely loved it. It was my first foray into children's literature for a little while and I adored the way Elise's story was told — through discovering a key that leads to unlocking eight rooms in her family's barn — and so I did not hesitate to read Suzanne LaFleur's début novel, Love, Aubrey.

Love, Aubrey is a heartbreakingly realistic tale of an 11-year-old who suddenly loses her father and younger sister Savannah in a devastating car crash. Aubrey wakes up...more
Animal Girls
This book was reviewed by Fiona,9,Massachussets.

Alone. Alone. That's what Aubrey Priestly is. She got left alone by her mother, and now Aubrey has nothing to do but live on SpaghettiO's. Her only company is her pet fish, Sammy, until one day the doorbell rings and Aubrey opens to someone familiar. Her Grandma. Grandma wants to take Aubrey away to live with her. Did Aubrey want to go? No way. But Grandma insists. They travel to Vermont where Aubrey goes to school and makes two new friends: Bridge...more
elinor
Jan 31, 2012 elinor rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to elinor by: Ruby
Shelves: 7th-grade-books
This was a touching and sad story. I really liked the main chararcter, Aubrey, because she was very relatable. She had flaws, but she was a likable, kind, and definetely very relatable.
Throughout the story,I though that the relationship between Aubrey and her garndmother was very interesting. At some parts, I thought that Aubrey did not want to be living with her grandmother because she often seemed upset and bored living with her. It was very surprising at the end when Aubrey decided to stay...more
Kristyn
As you're reading the first chapter, you begin to ask questions - what happened to this little girl? What about her family? Why is she 11 years old and going food shopping by herself? Then you start putting the pieces together. There was an accident. Death has occurred, as well as abandonment. She is learning, quickly, how she must be independent and she cannot rely on anyone else. After a while, her grandmother comes to her rescue, and takes her from her lonely home in Virginia to Vermont. It's...more
Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies)
Oh dear, where to begin with this book? Love, Aubrey wrenched out my heart and stomped on it. But in a good way. I started it in the late afternoon/early evening and I couldn't bear to put it down. By 1am the following morning, I had finished it and was bawling like a baby in my bed. Actually sobbing big fat tears. So be warned! This one is a weep-inducing book.

Before I started reading this book, I knew it was going to be sad. But I thought that 11 year old Aubrey would be on her own throughout...more
Jeanne
Love, Aubrey is about a girl (Aubrey) who is abandoned by her mother after a tragic accident and moves from Virginia to Vermont to live with her grandmother. She is dealing both with both the trauma of being abandoned and the trauma of the accident that left her mother in such an unfit mental place. She is lonely and depressed, but finds that writing letters helps clear her mind and she always signs them "Love, Aubrey". Some letters are easy to write and others are more painful, but with help fr...more
Brooke F

Love, Aubrey
By, Suzanne LaFluer


As you may know, I am not one who typically picks up a book and reads it for fun, so I was never aware of a special author I liked, or type of book I really enjoyed. I was really surprised by how interesting this book was... It was sad at times, funny, and depressing all in one, but that made the book unique. The author made it easy to follow and easy to understand, and also made it so you could really visualize what you were reading. The author knew when to give...more
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“No matter how much we love someone, or think we know them, we can never know what it is like to be inside them.” 25 likes
“But really, anybody could die any day, whether you were ready or not. It could be your pet fish or your sister or you. Nothing is the same forever. Maybe all the people on Earth are God's little pet fish. God lives such a long time that people's lives probably seem really short to him. He watches them swim for a little while, and then they stop swimming. ” 18 likes
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