For the month of May I’m having a Mother’s Day theme on the blog. I’ve invited different authors to rewrite their descriptions of their books from the mom’s point of view. I’m starting out with my own book Passing Notes. Mark’s mother plays a pretty minor role in the story, but that doesn’t mean she’s not paying attention to what he’s going through. Here’s her take on what’s happening in my Young Adult romance novella. I’d love to know what you think about it, so please leave comments below.
My son Mark is a senior in high school. He’s a good kid, and I’m proud of him. He started doing poorly in school a few years back, and that was frustrating at first. I tried not to get too upset, though, because things were hard around the house. My mother started having trouble with Dementia and her health, so we had her move in with us. That took up a lot of our extra income and time. We had to pull him out of hockey, and I’m afraid we weren’t focusing too much on things like making sure he could spell. Mark has been great, though. He got himself a job at the local Sonic, and he’s active with R.O.T.C. at school. He’s planning to join the Army once he graduates, like his grandfather did before I was born. He’s also been very helpful with his grandmother.
Lately, he’s been acting a little strange and scattered. He came home one afternoon with a name in a heart written on the back of his hand in black permanent marker. He’s been spending long hours on the computer, and because I’m nosy I took a look and saw that he’d been spending time looking up Shakespeare sonnets. There were a bunch of drafts of a love letter to a girl named Bethany wadded up in the trash. I think he’s in love. From what I’ve read, he’s trying really hard to impress her with this letter he’s writing. He was even writing it in cursive. I’ve never seen him write so legibly before. I can’t even imagine how he’s learned to write a lovely letter like that. It’s like someone has been teaching him or guiding him.
This morning he was hovering around the mailbox. After he left for school, I went out there to see what he was trying to mail. It looks like he’s finished the letter and is finally brave enough to send it to this girl he likes. I truly do hope it works out for him.
Did that make you curious? I hope so.
Passing Notes is a 60 page novella, a nice, short, sweet read for your Kindle, Nook, computer or tablet. You can find a copy at:
Fire and Ice Young Adult Books
Barnes and Noble
D. G. Driver
Author of Young Adult books Cry of the Sea and Passing Notes.