By Suzanne Lafleur
(Yearling, Paperback, 9780375851599, 272pp.)
Publication Date: February 8, 2011
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A beautifully written and deeply moving middle-grade novel with characters to cherish and a story that deals with tragedy and loss in a fresh way. Aubrey has suffered an unbelievable loss, and goes to live with her grandmother in Vermont in order to heal. There she makes new friends, learns to cope with what has happened, and begins to figure out how to move on. Readers will fall in love with Aubrey from page one, and hold their breath until the very end, when she has to make one of the biggest decisions of her life.
SUZANNE LAFLEUR received her MFA in writing for children from the New School. This is her first novel.
Starred Review, Booklist, August 1, 2009:
"LeFleur proves she is an author to watch in this debut novel."
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