Twelve-year-old Fern feels invisible. Her dad is forever planning how to boost business at the family restaurant. Her mom is constantly going off to meditate. Her sister, Sarah, who’s taking a year off after high school, is too busy finding ways not to work, and her brother Holden is totally focused on his new “friend.” And then there’s Charlie: three years old, a “surprise” baby, and the center of everything.
If it wasn’t for her friend Ran, there would be nowhere to turn. Ran is always calm, always positive. His mantra, “All will be well,” calms like nothing else. When he says it, Fern can almost believe.
But when their lives are suddenly turned upside down, Fern feels more alone than ever, and responsible for the devastating event that wrenches the family apart. All will not be well. Or at least, all will never be the same.