Amalia, Diary Three is the fourteenth book in the California Diaries series and takes the form of a diary written by Vista Private School student Amalia Vargas.

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I will never forget what happened that night.

It makes me want to run.

It makes me want to cry.

It makes me want to FIGHT.


Amalia’s grades have been slipping. She’s been worried about Maggie, whose mom’s drinking has gotten out of control.

At least Amalia and her new boyfriend, Brendan, are getting along great; on a movie date, she even kisses him for the first time. But then, while she is waiting outside the theater, several drunk girls assault her and call her racist names.

Shaken, Amalia can’t help thinking that maybe Palo City isn’t the place she thought it was. She begins to shut down—and shut out Brendan and her friends.

Planning her parents’ 25th anniversary party, she starts to wonder if she should even invite her extended Hispanic family to this town. Can her friends and boyfriend reassure her that she belongs in the same world as they do?

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