Reese is preparing for her ninth birthday party when she realizes that something may be wrong with her gold fish, Reed. He is so special to her because she got him on her sixth birthday. Reese learns a very grown up lesson when she faces the loss.
Gabrielle is starting school and she has a ton of worries. Her mother does her best to put down all her fears but its when Gabrielle meets two new friends, that she really grows up. She goes from scared, curious and happy all in one day.
Johnny is a young kid that lives in the inner city. He has had a tough life but is thankful for the little that his family has. He has good friends as well that are in his same situation. But a trip to the park with his friends leaves him wanting more.