“Karl” is the story of a young girl named Emily and her best friend Karl. Karl is a stuffed toy that Emily imagines to be a living, breathing creature. Emily is in the fifth grade and is constantly picked on by other students for being odd and antisocial. A group of older girls notices Emily’s odd behavior and decide to “teach” Emily how to be a 5th grader. While Emily is in class, the older girls steal Karl out of her backpack and leave Emily a note telling her to meet them after school in the forest. Emily is determined to get Karl back, so she does what they ask to save her friend.