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
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.
this book is so beautifully awkward and eccentric i love it
This book is so wise on anxiety and heartbreak and social pressure and filial entanglements, but also ALSO it's just so funny and specific and smart and I SHIP IT and I love it and you have to read it. It also speaks to the writers among us through its heroine's grappling with her first serious writing class and attempts to write wonderfully weird fiction.
I loved this book so much and I don’t think I can properly review it... I will apologize for what will likely be a hot mess.
Penny and Sam are both great characters who were easy to root for. They're both struggling and they find a lifeline of sorts in each other. I loved how we just got the surface of the secondary characters. For me, it really helped show how Penny and Sam felt: separate and alienated.
Plot wise, it's the slowest and most delicious burn that ever existed. I loved the texting an ...more
boi this guy's hair kinda looks like Kaz Brekker's hair
i've been reading too much Six of Crows omg
jk you can never read too much Six of Crows :)
how did we somehow get from the topic of this book to Six of Crows
i don't even know
I’m super disappointed I didn’t like this book. I thought it would be a five star read, as I ordered it as soon as I heard about it. The synopsis seemed so interesting, but the book itself was the biggest let down this far in 2018.
I can’t believe I actually finished reading this. Definitely not my cup of tea. The characters were not easily related to due to the extreme amount of negativity they had throughout the entire book. I didn’t see a lot of character development. I kept waiting for the pl ...more
Angst, Love, Texts, and Tattoos
When I read through the excerpt for Emergency Contact back in February, I had a slight inkling indicating it would be well worth the wait. I was hooked, in particular, when I highlighted the opening line that really gets those of us living in the more warmer areas: When it came to perspiration, Penny had a problem. Not that she stank of BO or anything. It’s that from March to around October she was invariably damp.
I do have to say, though, that upon starting the ...more
My absolute favorite feel-good romantic contemp of the year, I'm calling it now. JUST GO READ IT OK