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Aubrey is all on her own, living on TV, crackers and cheese, with only a pet goldfish for company. And when Gram turns up on the doorstep, worried that nobody’s answering the phone, she realises that something terrible has happened: Aubrey has been abandoned by her mother. But where are Aubrey’s father and sister? Another tragedy has befallen them – something Aubrey can’t even bring herself to think about. Taken to Vermont to live with Gram, Aubrey starts a new life. With the love of her grandmother and the letters she writes, can Aubrey begin to see that even though she’s lost everything, all is not lost? Shortlisted for the Red House Book Award, this tear-jerking story of tragedy and new beginnings is one of the year’s must-reads.
“Heartbreaking and touching” The Bookbag
January 7th, 2010
AR book level: 3.7; Middle years; 7.0 points
- 272 pages