Emergency Contact

Emergency Contact

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
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781534408968
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    Emergency Contact Reviews

  • Cristina Monica

    There is a difference between being flawed and being unlikable. My brother is flawed. He always forgets to turn off the lights, close the window in the winter, and only cleans after himself at the las...

  • Sabaa Tahir

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

  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

    2.5*? I’m undecided...

  • emma

    Okay just hang on one quick second we’re going to talk about the actual, you know, contents of this book but first: are you seeing this cover. My god.I was killing several hours in a Barnes & Noble ...

  • ??BooksofRadiance??

    If ever there was a book that truly embodies the term ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ it is this one.Before I get into it, let me just tell you that the book starts off with the mc slut-shamin...

  • C.G. Drews

    I am absolutely wholly and messily in love with this book. It totally caught my heart and I turned into an invertible bucket of soapy emotions. I just??? loved everything about it. The anxiety rep was...

  • Sana

    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 ...

  • 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...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    Uhm wow so I really fucking liked this? This book definitely isn't without its problems but the characters in this were some of the most realistic characters I’ve ever read and it honestly just real...

  • jessica

    this book summed up in two words - triggering and problematic. as someone who has a strictly textual friendship with another person, i relate with penny more than any other main character i have read ...