LaFleur, Suzanne Love, Aubrey, 262 p. Aubrey, 11, is barely surviving. Her dad and her little sister were killed in a bad car accident and now her mother has been gone – somewhere – for several days. Aubrey barely keeps it together until her grandmother arrives to check on her and sweeps Aubrey to live with her, at least until her mother has been found. Each day is a struggle for Aubrey, some more than others, but with the help of her grandmother, a new friend and others, she and her mother may be able to put everything back together. I got to read two wonderful books on the same day (see Faith, Hope and Ivy June) – how great is that. While the protagonist is young, it is a beautiful book that many students, and maybe even their moms, should read! EL, MS – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher.