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Wow! I don't know if it was because I listened to it instead of read it, but I think I cried every time I got in my car to listen to this book. I just wanted to shake her mom, and her grandma (for letting her mom act that way). I understand that the mom had it tough, but she didn't loose all of her family, but she might as well have, going off and leaving an 11 year old completely alone! I am happy that Aubrey made the decisions that she did, especially at the end. For going through such a traum ...more
I feel a little guilty giving this one two stars but I sobbed so much while I was reading it I can't say I actually ENJOYED the experience. However, it was a very well-written story that will speak to kids who are dealing with trauma.
Jan 31, 2012 Katie Hauser rated it it was amazing
OMG I SOBBED through this entire book. I cried so hard my neck and collar were soaked with tears. I loved every minute of it though. The resilience of the character is so inspiring. Read it and Love it!