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Audience: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
Aubrey is 11 years old when the accident happens. Her mom can't handle the loss, so Aubrey is on her own. She walks to the store for spaghettios, milk, cereal and vegetables. She and her fish Sammy will be fine. But her grandmother doesn't think so, and Aubrey rides the train with her to Vermont. Grandma's house looks empty and plain without all the aunts and cousins. Slowly, Aubrey begins to face the tremendous loss and hurt she holds inside. Her new friend, her grandmother, and the school counselor all help. So does writing letters. This is a very honest story about a girl who must learn to face terrific hardship and find her own kind of peace and happiness.
Awards nominated: 2013 Rebecca Caudill Nominee
Date read: 6/18/2012
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