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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,902 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Suzanne LaFleur Narrator: Becca Battoe Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9780739382257
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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 happened to her. Writing letters is the only thing that feels right to Aubrey, even if no one ever reads them.
With the aid of her loving grandmother and new friends, Aubrey learns that she is not alone, and gradually, she finds the words to express feelings that once seemed impossible to describe. The healing powers of friendship, love, and memory help Aubrey take her first steps toward the future.
Readers will care for Aubrey from page one and will watch her grow until the very end, when she has to make one of the biggest decisions of her life.
Love, Aubrey is devastating, brave, honest, funny, and hopeful, and it introduces a remarkable new writer, Suzanne LaFleur. No matter how old you are, this book is not to be missed.


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Quotes & Awards

  • Starred Review, Booklist, August 1, 2009:
    "LeFleur proves she is an author to watch in this debut novel."

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 1/18/2014

    " Not an easy book emotionally to read, but you root all the way for Aubrey as she struggles to reconnect with her mother after the death of her father and younger sister. Have tissues ready while reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 1/16/2014

    " Here is one of those MFA novels that works. It is sad (I cried), it elicits anger and incredulity at the abandonment of Aubrey and it is compelling because you can tell this is a grounded, good kid who will survive. It is a great book club book, but the children will fall into the love or hate category with it. Reallly impressed me even with the bittersweet ending. The author lived in Natick, MA as a child, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 12/26/2013

    " One of the most realistic treatments of reactions to the death of family members that I have encountered. Aubrey's sister and father have been killed in an auto accident. Her mother just walked out, leaving Aubrey alone in the house in the house for weeks until her grandmother senses that something is very wrong. The healing that the ramify undergoes is sensitive andvreal without being maudlin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tami Jilek | 12/13/2013

    " Very good teen book but a little sad. Has a good ending where it leaves you feeling good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 12/2/2013

    " This is the second I've read of this year's Mark Twain Nominees. I liked it much better than The Million-Dollar Throw, but I still gave it just three stars. I have high hopes for the nominees I haven't read yet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Starr Elementary | 9/1/2013

    " I loved this book but it made me cry. It was so sad how Aubrey had to deal with the changes in her life but she did it. She was strong and resourceful. This is a great read for kids who like realistic fiction. Just be warned that it is emotional. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Samuels | 7/20/2013

    " I loved it!!! I got it from the libary and i loved it and would recomend it to mostly girls but im sure some boys would like it too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mockingjay4421ncis | 7/5/2013

    " This was an admirable book, and I felt like the characters were based off of people that the author might've known, because they were very realistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zoejimmy Rollins | 5/20/2013

    " It was a very good book even though it was a bit depressing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thad | 5/13/2013

    " I really liked this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaylee N. | 5/3/2013

    " Love this book!! Her mom left her when she was 8... she just walked out. Aubrey grandma came and found her all alone and took her back to Vermont. Read this book to find out the rest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/7/2012

    " This was an amazing book! First time author, can't wait to see what she does next! Thanks to Rachel for sharing!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindy | 5/12/2012

    " Aubrey is a true to life middle schooler struggling to gain footing after a family tragedy beyond understanding leaves her searching. Where does she fit in after her mother totally shuts down? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sophia Carter | 1/10/2012

    " Um.... It was really redundant and this girl is supposed to be eleven but she thinks like a seven year old. The author didn't really do a great job with that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 georgia -ωαт¢н ɱє fℓу- | 4/8/2011

    " Strangely, I liked this book. I didn't think I would, cos its not my type of book AT ALL, and I foiund that I really enjoyed it. Review to come "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/19/2011

    " A very good insight to a young girl going through a lot of pain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sia | 9/19/2009

    " Nice book about loss, family and friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 7/30/2009

    " Sweet weeper about a girl whose father and sister have died in a car crash, and whose mother goes AWOL. Aubrey lives on her own for a while until her grandmother takes her away and she spends the year healing a bit. Some humor keeps it from turning into rock candy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 7/2/2009

    " Aubrey pulls you into her life and you feel the pain of her loss of family both dead and alive - an amazing first novel "

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About the Author
Author Suzanne LaFleur

Suzanne LaFleur grew up in the suburbs of Boston. She received her BA in English and European history from Washington and Lee and her MFA in writing for children from The New School. She now splits her time between Natick, Massachusetts and New York City.

About the Narrator

Becca Battoe is a film and television actor, as well as an audiobook narrator. Her film roles include appearances on television shows such as Scrubs and Invasion. Other roles include Equity stage performances in Cats, Ug the Caveman Musical, and Shadow Hour. An AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, she is best known for her narration of the bestselling Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James. She currently lives in Los Angeles.