After 11-year-old Aubrey's father and sister are killed in a car accident, she goes to live with her grandmother in Vermont. Starting a new life all alone, Aubrey has everything she thinks she needs: SpaghettiOs® and Sammy, her new pet fish. She cannot talk about what happened to her. Writing letters is the only thing that feels right to Aubrey, even if no one ever reads them. With the aid of her loving grandmother and new friends, Aubrey learns that she is not alone, and gradually, she finds the words to express feelings that once seemed impossible to describe. The healing powers of friendship, love, and memory help Aubrey take her first steps toward the future.