Last winter while Johanna's twin siblings were building a snowman, a car spun out of control, killing Johnny, but leaving Susie unharmed. Since then Momma hasn't laughed, Poppa hasn't whistled, and Susie hasn't spoken. Losing Johnny is hard enough, but Johanna also misses Momma, Poppa, and Susie, who seem so very different now. More than anything, Johanna wishes Susie would talk. Then elderly, eccentric Cousin Ruth moves next door, bringing humor and hope to the family. Together she and Johanna prove that remembering Johnny can be comforting instead of crushing. And with the help of their courage, honesty, and love, Susie finally speaks. Poetic prose, just the right amount of humor, and brave, sensitive characters make this a memorable story that will touch and inspire every reader.