As the middle child, 12-year-old Fern is used to being overlooked and feeling invisible. Her parents are busy running the family restaurant and finding new ways to embarrass the kids with their marketing ploys. Fern's irritable older sister is trying to figure out what to do with her life, while her teenage brother is grappling with his homosexuality and with the bullies who taunt him at school. The only one who pays any attention to Fern is three-year-old Charlie, who's adorable, but also messy and annoying.
Fern wishes she could be as calm and patient as her best friend, whose mantra "all will be well" soothes Fern like nothing else. Then an unthinkable tragedy happens, and Fern feels responsible for the devastating event that has torn her family apart. As her guilt threatens to consume her, Fern feels more alone than ever, and she can't imagine how all will be well ever again. But it may be that the tragedy they are dealing with brings the family back together.
Both incredibly sad and remarkably hopeful, this tearjerker follows one family's struggle to piece their lives back together.