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Love, Aubrey

4.2  ·  Rating details ·  8,978 Ratings  ·  1,048 Reviews
"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
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published June 9th 2009 by Wendy Lamb Books (first published 2009)
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Ellie You will grow to love how Aubrey thinks and speaks and walks, and soon you'll see a little bit of yourself in Aubrey.

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Dec 27, 2011 rated it liked it
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Apr 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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
Nov 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
Nilam Suri
Oct 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
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
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
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-read-aloud
Rounding up to 4 Stars.

I read this aloud to my daughter.

This novel begins with Aubrey left to fend for herself after her mother flees in response to the accidental death of her husband and youngest daughter. Not only is Aubrey making sense of her unimaginable grief of losing her dad and little sister, she's been abandoned by her mother. The first chapter draws you in. Aubrey is living alone, in secret, scraping money together to buy canned food, insisting to herself that she will be just fine.
Uzma Sheikh
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was beautifully written, and is great plot for the "Real World". It explores the crazy journey a young girl must take after an incident that took away her father and sister. Love Aubrey is a creative, emotional book that has beautiful story worth reading! I recommend this book for mature kids, preferably 11 or 12 MATURE kids! It really matters how you comprehend everything that happens because this is like a real world situation--- this can happen.
This book is truly recommended young
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
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for

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
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
Feb 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
"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 g
Mia Prasetya

Tahukah kau kalau aku paling merindukanmu.




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
Dec 31, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teenlit, children
ahh buku ini indah banget. Review to come.


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
Caitlyn Scott
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing!!! It was one of the best books i've ever read even though parts of it were sad. Aubrey faces big challenges and has to make a wise decision at the end. I really enjoyed reading it...I LOVED IT!!!
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: upper elementary school students
Recommended to Relyn by: Sloane Lawson
Shelves: audiobooks
My work this summer has been different than in past years and leaves me A LOT of time to listen to audiobooks as I work. Since this was one of my daughter's favorite books when she was a third or fourth grader, I finally made time to read it. I am sorry it took me so long.

This is a powerful book about loss and grieving, about family and forgiveness.

You would think that losing your dad and little sister would be the worst event in a ten year old girl's life. It's not. Aubrey's mother falls into
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.
After a tragic car accident takes the lives of her father and sister, Savannah, Aubrey and her mother are in a sorrowful place. Her mother falls into a melancholy that overcomes her and she leaves Aubrey and takes off from their home in Virginia. Eleven-year-old Aubrey is ok at first...hoping that her mother will come back soon. But, as days pass, and she doesn't hear from her mother, Aubrey feels alone.

Her Gram, up in Vermont calls but gets suspicious when Aubrey's mother never comes to the ph
Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing

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
Jun 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
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
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
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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.
Apr 19, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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."
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved the book. It was amazing!!!
Nov 05, 2010 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
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I know it was written for children and it's written from a child's viewpoint but that's probably why I liked it. It is about loss and grief but it is so sweet and sad since it is seen through the eyes of a child. I cried at several points throughout this book. I would recommend it to any adult to give to a child who is going through loss.
Shae Pigarelli
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 7th-grade-2nd
Aubrey's father and younger sister were recently killed in a car accident, so it was just Aubrey and her mom. That is, up until the day her mom disappeared. One day, Aubrey woke up to a quiet house. It had been quiet without Savanah and her dad, but it was quieter than usual. Aubrey noticed her mom wasn’t home and decided she must be out at the grocery store. She ate breakfast, brushed her teeth, and watched some TV. Aubrey’s mom still wasn’t home. This went on for hours, then days, then weeks. ...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
Brooke F
Dec 13, 2012 rated it it was ok

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
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I grew up outside Boston in Newton, and later Natick, MA. During the school year I went to Catholic school, did a lot of homework, and read a couple books a week. During the summer I read a couple books a day and spent hours swimming and playing outside at our local pool or beach. I was very much a planner, dreamer, and writer, creating plays and shows for my siblings and the neighborhood kids to ...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.” 38 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. ” 23 likes
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