Amelia's Guide to Gossip
General information
Author Marissa Moss
Illustrator Marissa Moss
Original title
Series Amelia's Notebooks
Publication date August 22, 2006
Pages 80
ISBN 9781416914754
Book in series 21
Preceded by Amelia's Longest, Biggest, Most-Fights-Ever Family Reunion
Followed by Amelia's Must-Keep Resolutions for the Best Year Ever!

Amelia's Guide to Gossip is Amelia's fifth middle school notebook, and twenty-first notebook overall.


This guide is dedicated to Elias, Shelah, and Debbie, all expert gossips.


Amelia analyzes the various types of gossip: true, untrue, juicy, stale, hot off the rumor mill, or old stuff that everyone has already heard. She also illustrates how it is spread through school from a source to the kids who exist on the fringes in what she calls the Gossip Ripple Effect. In the end, Amelia admits that gossip is like a fire that you can't help but stare at, but if you get too close, you can get burned. She likes to hear and spread juicy tidbits, but balks at false statements being circulated about her. This book is neither creative nor funny. The majority of it focuses on information about gossiping with only an incidental story about Amelia, and the absence of a plot makes it a rather lackluster offering.

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See alsoEdit

v - e - dAmelia's Noteboks
Elementary school

Amelia's Notebook | Amelia Writes Again | My Notebook (with help from Amelia)
Amelia's Are-We-There-Yet Longest Ever Car Trip | Amelia's Bully Survival Guide | Amelia's Boredom Survival Guide
Luv, Amelia Luv, Nadia | The All-New Amelia | Amelia's Family Ties | Amelia Works It Out
Amelia's Easy-as-Pie Drawing Guide | Amelia Tells All | Oh Boy, Amelia! | Amelia Lends a Hand
Amelia's School Survival Guide | Amelia's 5th-Grade Notebook

Middle school

Amelia's 6th-Grade Notebook | Amelia's Most Unforgettable Embarrassing Moments
Amelia's Book of Notes & Note Passing | Amelia's Longest, Biggest, Most-Fights-Ever Family Reunion
Amelia's Guide to Gossip | Amelia's Must-Keep Resolutions for the Best Year Ever! | Amelia's 7th-Grade Notebook
Vote 4 Amelia | Amelia's Itchy-Twitchy, Lovey-Dovey Summer at Camp Mosquito | Amelia's Guide to Babysitting
Amelia's Science Fair Disaster | Amelia's Cross-My-Heart, Hope-to-Die Guide to the Real, True You! | Amelia's BFF
Amelia's Boy Survival Guide | Amelia's Middle School Graduation Yearbook


Amelia's Middle School Survival Guide | Amelia's Summer Survival Guide | Amelia's Back-to-School Survival Guide
Amelia's Friendship Survival Guide


Amelia's Stationery Set | Amelia doll kit | Your Notebook (with help from Amelia) | Amelia's Card Game
Amelia's Moving Pictures | Amelia T-Shirt | Amelia's Amazing Art Kit | Miscellaneous products