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
4.5 stars 💕 wow wow wow i adored this! i fell so in love with these weird, messy characters. they felt real and complicated. i loved the way digital communication was treated in this book - it’s so rare to find a books that are not super condescending about that. and i LOVE that penny is “unlikable.” i hate how there’s this expectation that girls in books can’t mess up or sometimes fail in order to be a good main character. i also thought the way choi handled the casual racism penny faced, even ...more
this book is so beautifully awkward and eccentric i love it
if you see some crazy bitch screaming, "WHAT A DISSAPOINTMENT" while she bangs two pots together, walking down your street, it's PROBABLY ME.
akdgajhds i'm so mad because the cover of this book is SO gorgeous. if i was ever to marry a book cover, hands down, it's THIS ONE!!! like, it's just so beautiful??? sadly, the pretty cover is the only good thing about this book.
what's it about??
Penny Lee wants a fresh start at her University and have a decent life, away from her MILF and embarrassing!! m ...more
“To be a hero, you had to decide it was you.”
UPDATE: changing this to a solid 3 stars bc its actually problematic??? jesus
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ok, i told myself a few days after hearing about this literally ALL. OVER. booktube/goodreads that i wasn't going to pick this up. seriously. i thought it was going to be a mix of john greens characters and All the Bright Places plot, and that turned me off. it had sooo much hype and tbh i don't like reading hyped books until a few months/years after its been published ...more
I could have spent the entire month reading only this book to have it on my 2018 reading challenge since I’ve surpassed the halfway point, but I just don’t care anymore. I am worried that if I push myself I’ll end up in a reading slump. I’m so bored and I can’t connect with the characters. I thought I liked Sam but now I’m tired of his negativity. Penny is just plain egocentric and I didn’t like her at all. She wants to appear like an introverted girl but she’s actually really mean and co ...more
All I wanted was a cute contemporary read …
The fact that the main character calls her own mother a MILF is making me very apprehensive.
4 stars !!!
I can see why people hated this, or found aspects of it frustrating or annoying or subtlely problematic or whatever (which is why I couldn't five star this because I didn't absolutely and faultlessly love it), but for once in my life im on the infrared side of the controversial spectrum and everything is good and positive and fucking dandy. this makes no sense I think it's the aftereffects of my month-long sleep deprivation. whatever tho.
rtc because I know y'all who read this are g ...more
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