Young Aubrey is still trying to process the death of her father and her sister when her mother takes off and disappears without a word. She sets out to take care of herself, but is discovered by her grandmother, who quickly takes Aubrey home with her. Aubrey starts writing letters to deal with her grief, hoping that her mother will return to take her back home. I loved the relationship between Aubrey and her grandmother as well as between Aubrey and her new friend Bridget. The last third of the book just about broke me, but in the best way possible.
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Read it with:
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Jane in Bloom by Deborah Lytton
The Everafter by Amy Huntley