My 12th birthday is next month, and there’s only one thing I want: a smartphone. All of my friends have one, but Dad says I have to wait until high school. I think I can convince him that I’m ready—with your help.
Since I’m the only one of my friends without a phone, I’m always left out. There’s a big group text, and they’re constantly sending Snapchats back and forth. It’s like there’s a whole world I’m not a part of, and it hurts.
I know Dad thinks I should just hang out with my friends in person. Well, sometimes I don’t get invited because the plans are made in the group text! A phone would really improve my social life. Plus, it would make things easier for the whole family. How many times have you all had to call my friends to get in touch with me?
You know that I’m responsible—I never lose anything. With you on my side, Dad might actually consider making my birthday wish come true. Will you help me?
Lulu, your phoneless little sister