For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesnt actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, its seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she cant wait to leave behind.Sams stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a caf and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when hes a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him. When Sam and Penny cross paths its less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touchvia textand soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other....
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Emergency Contact Reviews
Strap in, folks. Because I am not happy with this book. I'd much rather chuck it across the room. It failed on so many levels. I'd figured this would be a nice, decent story of two lost people connecting while trying to navigate through life. Sadly, none of that happened. Which made me salty. Saltier than the ocean.
I really wanted to like this, I really did. Even after I knew this wouldn't be a good book, I kept looking for signs of redemption. Surprise surprise, there wasn't. My experie ...more
I'm leaving a rating off and calling this a DNF because it just wasn't for me, BUT I still want to share that it's well written, the diversity is awesome, and the characters are in college!
I think a lot of people will really resonate with the main character's outlook, but it was just waaaay too negative/bitter for me... eventually I decided all of the petty & cynical judgement in the story (from a lot of different characters) wasn't remotely enjoyable to endure or try to adjust my mindset t ...more
Top Five Reasons You Should Buy and Read Emergency Contact Besides the Stunning Cover Art
1. A poignant tale about two people who come together in the most unexpected way.
2. Relatable characters that feel real and solid.
3. Situations that are all too familiar and again relatable in this digital age.
4. An accurate portrayal on what going to college and becoming an adult is really like.
5. A connection between characters that was every bit as sweet and it was raw and sometimes harsh. The author spa ...more
I totally agree, soon-to-be Princess Meghan! (Yes, I know she won't actually be called that, but I don't care.) I loved loved loved this book, and it reminded me of how good an amazing YA book (or any book for that matter) makes me feel.
Penny can't wait to go to college and escape her high-maintenance mother, Celeste. Celeste seems to forget she's the mother and Penny's her daughter, and having to keep avoiding your mother's attempts to be your best friend and dress like you and talk about cute
I have been studying for my ap exams for the past couple weeks and that has affected my motivation to read. I don't want to force myself to read, especially since my exams are coming up. I don't want to be stressed about needing to read this book and finishing asap. Because of this, I am going to DNF it and possibly get back to it another day.
ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Simon & Schuster Canada in exchange for an honest review.
“Jude nudged her. “Can you do me a favor? Can you tell me this story the opposite of the way you’d tell it normally? Start at the beginning and don’t leave anything out.”
I set myself up for high expectations on this one after reading rave review from Rainbow Rowell, one of my all-time favourite authors Trying to set that aside and think about how this story made me feel, expecta ...more
You know, for a while there I actually thought I might end up liking this story somewhat but now I’m just like, NO. Majorly underwhelmed. 2 stars and I’m being generous.
So Penny wants to be a writer, yeah? And she has this professor who critiques her work and gives her advice, talking about the importance of character motivation etc. so I think it’s kinda sad that the author wasn’t able to bring that to paper herself. At the end of the book I’m sitting here with a gazillion questions left unansw ...more
I liked it.
I didn’t like it.
I liked it.
Overall this was a drain on my brain.
From the start I thought it was pretty stupid to be honest ...
and her daughter bitching?
What’s funny? Or even interesting?
The whole thing....
What’s the purpose?
Why did I care?
And what was this book ultimately about and trying to achieve?
Others LOVED LOVED LOVED this book....
I tried ...( because I love many of those people who love this book)...