Emergency ContactBook - 2018 | First edition.
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; 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 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.
From Library Staff
When Sam & Penny meet, it is awkWEIRD. But they both desperately need an emergency contact. They exchange digits and soon become texting besties. This YA novel is both edgy and soft and a delightful slow burn friend to romance story. Suggested by Lisa C.
Penny and Sam meet in a coffee shop and exchange numbers. Their awkward friendship quickly morphs into something serious the more they exchange texts and reveal their anxieties and fear with each other. Their banter is fantastic (very Laura Jean and Peter) and will have you laughing until you cry.