Emergency Contact Choi Mary H K

Emergency Contact Choi Mary H K
Emergency Contact Choi Mary H K

Mary H K Choi is the New York Times bestselling author of Emergency Contact Permanent Record and Yolk She is the host of Hey Cool Job a podcast about jobs and Hey Cool Life a micro pod about mental health and creativity Her writing has been featured in The Atlantic The New York Times and GQ She lives in Brooklyn New York Follow her on Twitter ChoitotheWorld From School Library Journal Gr Up This debut novel examines modern relationships in the age of smart phones Penny Lee leaves behind her humdrum high school years and meets her new college roommate Jude who introduces Penny to her tattooed mysterious and sexy young uncle Sam After a strange chance encounter Sam and Penny become each other s emergency contact Choi creates an up to date and realistic contemporary romance upending the love story trope Miscues and miscommunications which often propel romantic plots forward are replaced open and constant screen to screen communication The tension exists in the development of the relationship starting with just texts and evolving to a multi platform in real life friendship In alternating chapters Penny and Sam reveal their innermost thoughts Choi explores love family issues identity loneliness and acceptance in the context of social media Despite the ever present contact deeply connecting with another human being remains remarkably difficult Choi creates another layer of meaning addressing the microaggressions that Penny who is Korean American faces The protagonist s response is handled deftly An internal monologue includes a multiple choice list of potential reactions to external situations that will ring true with readers and make them appreciate Penny s wry sense of humor and direct approach VERDICT A highly recommended purchase for the teens who enjoy realistic relationship fiction Recommended for fans of Nicola Yoon s Everything Everything and Rainbow Rowell s Eleanor Park Eva Thaler Sroussi Needham Free Public Library MA

 

Emergency Contact Choi Mary H K
Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers Reprint edition March 27 2018
Publication date: March 27 2018
Language: English 

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