On her 13th Birthday, Carly is given a letter written by her Grandmother Liz on the day Carly was born. Now, with Grandmother Liz in an Alzheimer s care facility, Carly wants to communicate with her grandmother. This story, told through Carly s journal writing, is a year of friends, school, family, and reaching out to Grandmother Liz, who doesn t recognize Carly. Carly launches a plan to connect with her Grandmother. Carly discovers that there are ways to express love other than by speaking, and is surprised by the bittersweet results. "