Love, Aubrey by Suzanne La Fleur
Love, Aubrey focuses on 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 up to Vermont with her grandma, it’s that move that helps Aubrey begin her journey of getting unstuck and dealing with not just the loss of her father and sister, but with the absence of her mother. There are of course happy moments of the book filled with the friends Aubrey meets, her new school and more.
Love, Aubrey is a good pick for readers who like books with the same sort of tone, but it’s also a great pick for people who are going through a hard time too. You may not be going through the same thing as Aubrey, but her feelings and experiences are something most people can relate to at one point or another in their life. So reading the book is kind of comforting, like you and Aubrey are working through getting unstuck together.