Emergency Contact

Emergency Contact Review

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 doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind.

Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café 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 he’s 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 it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.

Title:Emergency Contact

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  • Sabaa Tahir

    My absolute favorite feel-good romantic contemp of the year, I'm calling it now. JUST GO READ IT OK...

  • jasmine

    boi this guy's hair kinda looks like Kaz Brekker's hairi've been reading too much Six of Crows omgjk you can never read too much Six of Crows :)how did we somehow get from the topic of this book to Si...

  • Nat

    Angst, Love, Texts, and TattoosWhen 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...

  • Larry H

    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 an...

  • emma

    this author is so cool that this book is extremely cool by default, and i think also i am incrementally cooler for having read it. like it's so cool that i a) felt not cool enough, at several points, ...

  • Jessica

    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 writ...

  • Cait ? A Page with a View

    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 ...

  • Elyse

    I liked it.I didn’t like it.I liked it. I didn’t did..didn’t didn’t mostly didn’t. Really didn’t!!!! Overall this was a drain on my brain. From the start I thought it was pretty stupid to ...

  • Cesar

    2 stars.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...

  • alexandra

    this book is so beautifully awkward and eccentric i love it...