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I received this book at no cost from the publisherEmergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
on March 27th 2018
A special Thank You to Simon Teen for sponsoring the below giveaway!
By Mary H.K. Choi
Published by Simon & Schuster
In Stores March 27, 2018
About Emergency Contact
“Smart and funny, with characters so real and vulnerable, you want to send them care packages. I loved this book.” —Rainbow Rowell
From debut author Mary H.K. Choi comes a compulsively readable novel that shows young love in all its awkward glory—perfect for fans of Eleanor & Park and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
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.
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About the Author
Mary H.K. Choi is a writer for the New York Times, GQ, Wired, and the Atlantic. She has written comics for Marvel and DC, as well as a collection of essays called Oh, Never Mind. She is the host of Hey, Cool Job!, a podcast about jobs, and is a culture correspondent for VICE News Tonight on HBO. Emergency Contact is her first novel. Mary grew up in Hong Kong and Texas and now lives in New York. Follow her on Twitter at @choitotheworld.
THE BOOKS ON MY EMERGENCY CONTACT LIST!
In other words, books I really would like to have on speed dial.
(links go to Amazon)
Leah on the Offbeat
by Becky Albertalli
by Julie Murphy
My Plain Jane
by Cynthia Hand et al.
When Life Gives You Demons
by Jennifer Honeybourn
Give Me Some Truth
by Eric Gansworth
by Will Walton
Rabbit & Robot
by Andrew Smith
by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
by Jessica Pennington
by Sarah Nicole Smetana
LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND
Penny Lee and Sam are just waiting for a tough phase of life to hurry past! (1) winner receives:
- copy of Emergency Contact
- branded pop socket
- and a Herschel Supply Co. backpack to be ready for whatever phase is next!
Open to anyone with a US mailing address, sorry no PO Boxes
Must be over 18 or have your parents permission to enter.
An email will be sent and you have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen.
The Winner will be announced within 48 hours at the end of the giveaway.
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