~Preface~

~Preface~

Once upon a time, there was a girl named “Summer” who was not unlike, well, me. During her college years one warm summer night back home, Summer and a few friends stumbled upon an old dusty box of notes from their early teens. O.M.G. After hearing hours of cries of laughter from the other room, Summer’s father strongly encouraged her to write a book of notes with similar teen experiences. And thus, Life As We Note It was born.

“Life” is a lighthearted slice of the highs and lows of adolescent life revealed in the form of notes passed to a common friend, Summer. It captures a window in time before cell phones, texting, and the Internet rested at our fingertips enabling us to share every waking moment with one another instantaneously. We didn’t have all the gadgets that teenagers use today, but we had each other. It’s true, it’s a bit more convenient to communicate these days, but there is something refreshing about the lost art of note writing. Back in the “olden days”, we had to share our thoughts the old-fashioned way, jumbled together schizophrenically across a big white college-ruled page torn out of a notebook. We had it rough.

Girls of all ages will relate to the timeless experiences of “Life”. However, boys of all ages may have an appreciation for this as well, gaining some insight on things they’ve always wanted to know, and perhaps some they didn’t, about what’s on the minds of middle school girls.