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- Aubrey has a singular view of the world in her abandonment by her mother after the deaths of her father and sister, but with the power of friendship, writing letters, and the loving support of her grandmother, Aubrey moves toward healing her emotional scars.
Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur is a novel from which young readers can learn much about life, the emotional turmoil in which tragic events place children and adults, the depression that can occur, and the ways in which even a young person can handle sorrow and grief. Aubrey pulls herself out of the quagmire of abandonment, aloneness, and the darkness of hopelessness and despondency in LaFleur's narrative that instructs readers,
No matter how much we love someone, or think we know them, we can never know what it is like to be inside them.
With Aubrey setting an example of the resiliency of a girl who is given love from both her friend and her grandmother, readers can, at least, sympathize with her as she makes the transition from despair to hope, benefiting themselves from the lessons that Aubrey learns.