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
this book is so beautifully awkward and eccentric i love it
If ever there was a book that truly epitomises the term ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ it is this one.
I feel so cheated. And exhausted with anger.
Finishing this book was a struggle. I won’t lie. I had somewhat of a sneaking suspicion that it was going to piss me off but ever the hopeful, I went for it anyway.
I hold no one but myself responsible.
Let it be known that I tried. I finished the whole damn book. I deserve a fucking medal.
There is SO MUCH wrong with this book. So so so much wrong ...more
Basically started this at 1pm today and finished 9 hours later hahaha
This story was fricken adorable & I loved it so much! The writing was so fun and relatable and I adored Penny and Sam. The only fault I have it that I wanted mooooooore!
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
“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 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)...
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
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
edit: i actually stILl haven't read this yet, and so i don't really know what i'm doing with my life because it seems amazing and the cover's truly beautiful but i just wanted to update everyone in case ya'all were wondering why i haven't read this book :// i'Ll gEt tO iT ...more