Saturday, January 31, 2015

Passing Notes by D. G. Driver - Review

Mark has finally gotten the attention of the girl of his dreams. Only, his lame attempts at romance through texts and emails seem to be turning her off. When he gets put in the back of the room in an over-full class at school, he begins to discover old notes giving advice about how to write a great love letter. At first he thinks he’s stumbled on some long-forgotten notes passed in class ages ago, but every time he reads them they seem directed specifically to him. They also appear at the perfect moment each time he needs more advice. It’s like someone is haunting him. How do the notes keep appearing? Who’s writing them? Why?
And if Mark follows the ghostly writer’s advice, will he win Bethany’s love?

This is such a good read!! 
Passing Notes is a short read by D. G. Driver, and it is all about a boy named Mark. Mark is in love, and he really has one shot at winning the heart of Bethany- the trouble is.... that he is really blowing it. As he is thinking of what all he is doing wrong, he finds a letter that is oddly fitting to his current situation. He keeps getting the notes and he learns what happens when he doesn't pay heed to the advice he is given. What is a love-sick boy to do??
I really enjoyed reading this short novella. I really did feel Mark's frustration when he would attempt something to woo Bethany and it would just backfire in his face. Then he started getting the letters and when he listens.... it's amazing for him! He learns of a long forgotten connection, and he learns a new skill as he goes.
You will love the ending, and you will love the whole package!
A little tip, be sure to read the afterward section!

D. G. Driver is the author of Cry of the Sea, a new YA fantasy novel featuring mermaids, published by Fire and Ice. She also wrote "The Jamaican Dragon" which is featured in the pirate anthology A Tall Ship, A Star and Plunder from Dark Oak Press. As Donna Getzinger she is the author of several nonfiction books. She is a long time member of SCBWI. In addition to writing, she is a teacher and actress.

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