by D. G. Driver
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?
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What Reviewers are Writing About Passing Notes by D. G. Driver
"Passing Notes is a novella about young love but with a touch of paranormal. It’s a sweet story that I enjoyed. Even though this is a novella, D.G. Driver did a good job at developing the characters. It’s obvious that Mark, who is telling the story, is a good guy who is hopelessly in love. A couple of current issues are brought to attention, both of which are bothersome to me. One is how much texting and emailing replaces talking and spending time together in relationships. The other is that cursive writing seems to be becoming a thing of the past. I enjoyed Passing Notes and I believe young adults and adults alike would like it. I wish it had been longer!"
"This is such a good read!! 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!"
— Dowie's Place Reviews
"Passing Notes had a beautiful and fitting end that came full circle and was satisfying to read. For any teen that stumbles through dating, this is a wonderfully informative and entertaining novella that they can learn from."
— Rachel Barnard Reviews
"The subtle moral of this novella is that love can only grow when we put some thought and effort into it. With the use of texting and social media days, it's easy to become lazy and complacent in our relationships so I honestly believe that this should be required reading for any young (or young at heart) person in your life. It might even save a few marriages… Oh, and you'll probably be able to guess who the ghost is but the confirmation provided one of the most powerful moments of the story. Ms. Driver proves once again that she's an author to watch!"
— Cullen House Reviews
"I really liked this story. I liked how Mark just couldn't seem to convey his feelings properly to the girl he so desperately wanted. I liked the element of a little magic helping him along.
I liked how the whole thing tied to his family. The only thing I didn't like was that it was too short!!!!!!"
— Read Around Sue
“This book is a very easy read and although the subject is about a high school senior romance, it is very appealing to the younger crowd of 7th and 8th grade readers as well. After reading this book, you might be interested in Cry of the Sea, or others written by this author. On any selection you make with this author one thing is for sure, you will enjoy the read.”
— Lisa’s Kids’ Book Reviews
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