In 1885 Paris, spoiled nine year old Aubrey finds a wooden puzzle ball on her way home from school. Days later, she begins to bleed to death during dinner. Her doctor can’t help, but when she travels to his office, she realizes that as long as she’s moving, her condition improves. She leaves home, and as she travels she quickly learns both that she must be resourceful, and that the people around her genuinely want to help. Through the many years that follow, Aubrey travels the globe by foot, boat, train, and airplane, and experiences places and things others only dream of. In the fleeting company of the friends, lovers, and even enemies that she finds along the way, Aubrey learns to cherish what she has as long as she has it.


Try it if you liked: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab, The Life of Pi by Yann Martel, or The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

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