Special thanks to Simon Teen for sending us a copy to check out, and partnering with us for this giveaway!
Have you ever met someone and just clicked? That’s how I feel about my “Emergency Contact” and best friend Stefanie. Stef and I have been friends for almost 11 years, we met because she was one of my first blog readers lol. Since then, we’ve experiences love, breakups, children and many of life’s milestones together. Our sisterhood and connection is so strong that despite being states apart we still synch our monthly cycles and tend to get sick at the same times. If that isn’t a strong bond, I don’t know what is. Stefanie and I are constantly making jokes and sharing laughs, she’s truly one of the best people I’ve ever met. When I found out about Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi, I was inspired by the fun and relatable story about friendships formed in unlikely places. With our digital age I think many of us make friends online that can develop into Emergency Contact types of bonds. It’s definitely a great read for people of all ages. As always, we’re giving a lucky reader a chance to win their very own copy of “Emergency Contact” included in our Emergency Contact Prize Pack. Just enter for your chance to win below!
About Emergency Contact
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.
One (1) winner receives:
copy of Emergency Contact,
branded pop socket
and a $50 Visa gift card for meet-ups with your own “Emergency Contact.”
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
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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.