Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday: Emergency Contact - Mary H.K. Choi

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for Emergency Contact!

Emergency Contact
Mary H.K. Choi
Series: n/a
Release Date: March 27, 2918
Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
Waited on by: Sam
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 cafΓ© 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.
So many things have me wanting to read this book. I loved the cover, and the way the main characters are embarking on new chapters of their lives, good and bad. Just when they thought they were on their own, the universe brings them together to become each other's "person". I read this article where Mary H.K. Choi discussed her inspiration. It also had an excerpt, and it totally left me wanting more.











What are you waiting on?
Let us know in the comments!

36 comments:

  1. Yes, it sound s great. I hope you enjoy it once you read it. 😁❤️πŸ‘πŸ»

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just got approved yesterday, so it's a definite read for me now. Yeah!

      Delete
  2. I like the point of the digital closeness this book mentions -- I know there are a whole heap of reasons out there that such closeness isn't real in our tech world, but I genuinely believe it provides a closeness that can make a difference to people - and I love that this book seems to acknowledge that.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I sort of love books that acknowledge that.

      Delete
  3. Hasn't heard of it before but it sounds pretty interesting. Good pick :) My CWW

    ReplyDelete
  4. I was just reading the blurb on this one yesterday and thought it sounded really good. I hope you enjoy it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The cover was really interesting and the blurb just sucked me right in.

      Delete
  5. This sounds interesting - I hope you thoroughly enjoy it:)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ah yes, our digital world. What was that I heard yesterday in the news, that some famous smartphone company is worried about the addiction the younger generation has developed using their devices??? That book seems to tell a story that is familiar to it. Or am I understanding the summary wrong? Anyway, guess that goes on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing.
    My pick

    Best wishes
    Vi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I didn't have a cell phone until I was 26 years old, so I am not as attached to it as my daughter, but I think it's like all things. The good and the bad.

      Delete
  7. Sounds adorable! I need to check it out!

    ReplyDelete
  8. This one looks great! I love the cover too!! I hope you enjoy it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am all about covers and this one was a winner for me.

      Delete
  9. This one is completely new to me. I hope you enjoy it once you get the chance to read it, Sam!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I happened to just get approved yesterday! *happy dance*

      Delete
  10. It does look good. Looks like it's going for that magical period when one is finding oneself and relationships are so new and fresh. Plus the relationship-by-text angle! Nice pick.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There is a whole generation that really only communicates via text, and this book acknowledges that it is a valid form of closeness.

      Delete
  11. I've never heard of this book, but it sounds interesting! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    ReplyDelete
  12. This does sound good. I will keep an eye out for it! Thanks for putting it on my radar.

    ReplyDelete
  13. That's totally new to me! Doesn't sound like my kind of read but I hope you will positively love it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I haven't heard of this book until reading your post, and it sounds amazing! I'm definitely going to add this to my TBR. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love debuts and am hoping this one is a winner.

      Delete
  15. This blurb is cracking me up - "less a meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness?" thanks so much for bringing it to my attention. If only S and S liked me more, I'd request it. *quiet sobbing*
    Jen Ryland Reviews

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They show me some love, so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

      Delete
  16. I almost picked this one for my WOW this week too. The cover is amazing, and the whole new chapter aspect appeals to me too. Going to check out Mary's post now!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The dreamy quality of the cover and hint at a possible romance pulled me right in.

      Delete
  17. This sounds really interesting and the cover is quite different. I hope you love it!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'd not even heard of this book but the cover alone makes me want to read, it's stunning. I'm definitely reading the article on this one because this is a book going straight on my to buy list.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just got approved for this on Friday, so you will definitely see a review from me.

      Delete