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Love, Aubrey Hardcover – Bargain Price, June 9, 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
In fact, "I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends" could indeed be the soundtrack of this excellent book. A bit of Beatle humor is thrown in when a minor character named Pennie Layne makes a cameo appearance early in the book.
Aubrey, 11 loses her father and younger sister Savannah, 7 in an automobile accident. She and her mother are the only survivors. Shortly after the accident, Aubrey's mother shows signs of mental illness. She neglects to cook, clean or acknowledge Aubrey's presence. Matters come to a head when she walks out of the house, drives away, leaving Aubrey to fend for herself.
And fend she does. Aubrey copes as best she can, not knowing when or if her mother will return. Luckily, her maternal grandmother takes the train down to Virginia from her native Vermont. She takes Aubrey and her pet fish Sammy back with her to provide her with a home and loving stability.
Naturally adjustment problems ensue. Aubrey copes with her losses by writing letters. A neighbor girl, Bridget, takes Aubrey under her wing as do her younger sister Mabel, 4 and brother Danny, 1. Bridget's loving family widens their circle to include Aubrey.
In time, Aubrey opens up to Bridget. Getting through school is made a lot easier with Bridget's help and that of an astute counselor.
This is one of the best books about grief, grieving, loss and death that I have ever come across. Aubrey, like the 1965 John Lennon classic "In My Life," comes to accept that "some are dead and some are living....in my life, I've loved them all." Fortunately she does thrive in her new home in Vermont.Read more ›
Aubrey's grandmother saves her life, in more ways than one. She is an extremely loving, patient yet firm, wise woman, yet is not painted as a saint. You see her grief as well as her anger at what her daughter has done to Aubrey, and some blame of herself for not foreseeing the situation, even though it is mentioned that Aubrey's mother had not exhibited any signs of mental illness prior. I loved Bridget as well, also drawn as a real kid who got annoyed at her little sister and even at Aubrey and had a crush on a boy but was also fun and loving and a real friend. I wouldn't let her order the pizza though, but that's just me!
I did NOT like Aubrey's mother. I can understand depression after a major trauma but I don't understand being so "depressed" that someone would just forget they had left their child at home all alone. It doesn't sound as though the problem went beyond that or that the mother was admitted to a hospital, though the book isn't clear on where exactly she is. Luckily it was only for a week, as Aubrey's Gram found her. It could have been alot longer and alot more dangerous for Aubrey. At no time was this addressed with Aubrey's mother. At no time is Aubrey's feelings about the tragedy or the abandonment or anything else ever addressed by her mother.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book describes a grief I was never able to put into words when my own dad passed away. The descriptions of hope, of unease and sadness were a part of my life for so long that... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sarah Williams
Dear Aubrey, I love you too. As I was praying and asking God what I should do to celebrate Aubrey's birthday in heaven I received this email!Published 2 months ago by Terry Moffett
its a good book dont miss it
P.S. it will make you cry its a sad and interesting book its sad to find outnwhat happens to her mom but i not telling what happened unless you... Read more
I read this when I was a kid. Made me cry buckets.
It really leaves an impression on you. I just don't know how I'd be after such a tragic incident
My granddaughters favorite book of all time. She is 11. I am 65 and I loved this book. I didn't know it was for young people until she told me. ThanksPublished 16 months ago by Lynda
Great book, a few tearful moments. Was a great read with my 9 year old daughter.Published 17 months ago by Jennifer Nelson