Emergency Contact

Emergency Contact

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When Penny Lee 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 is 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 chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he's a famous movie director but right this second life is really testing him. When they cross paths it's a collision of unbearable awkwardness. But as they stay in touch via text and share their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster BYFR,, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781534408968
1534408967
Branch Call Number: Y FIC CHOI
Characteristics: 394 pages ; 22 cm

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JCLEmmaF May 21, 2018

The first half was a struggle, but mostly because I am not excited about the romance genre. However, once I got past my hump, I quite liked this. It does follow a soft and slow romance, but Emergency Contact is about much more, following both Sam and Penny through their realworld struggles and complicated relationships. Helped my brain numb out after the semester, and it absolutely reminded me of Fangirl. Same style as Rainbow Rowell, same thoughtful and smart characters, same exploration of fiction and freshman year of college. I dig the characters and the concepts. Very sweet.

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