When Amelia's mom gives her a journal for her birthday, she finally has a place to share her truest feelings at last! Nine-year-old Amelia's mother gives her a blank notebook to write down her thoughts and tells her it will make her feel better. Why would a dumb notebook make me feel better, Amelia thinks. The only thing that will make Amelia feel better is going back to old house, her old school, and her old friends. Amelia does not--do you hear this!--want to move. But no one is listening to Amelia.