Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi Review (Spoiler Free)

Hello my favorite little munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing well. I am reading more and more books But hey I will talk more about this book later in this post more in there review portion. Because this is the review for this book. Oh my gosh guys my brain is just done for today but I NEED to finish this review.

Anyways, why don’t we get into the book review?


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Author: Mary H.K. Choi

Pages: 394

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Publishing Date: March 27th 2018

Description of the book according to GoodReads, “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.”


Review:

  • This was a very problematic book.
    • The main problems:
      • Stereotypes:
        • Throughout this book Penny keeps on talking about how she doesn’t like being judged because she is Asian/American but as she is saying that she goes and judges EVERYONE!
          • THERE WAS NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON IN THIS BOOK WHO SHE DIDN’T JUDGE.
        • She also thought Sam was gay because he was carrying coffee like noooooooo. Girl we don’t judge someone and guess their sexual orientation and on top of that YOU ARE IN A COFFEE SHOP SOMEONE IS SERVING YOU TOO AND IT IS HIM.
        • S T O P JU D G I NI G!!!!
      • Belittling Women:
        • Their is one quote in this book that is just plain no, ” He swivelled to see Mallory leaning toward him, elbows hooked on the bar. Her not-insignificant boobs were hoisted to where they almost hit her chin. She lowered her sunglasses with a silver-painted talon. Clearly, too much time had elapsed since Mallory was paid attention to.”
          • UMM EXUSE M E BUT WHAT THE HELL?!?!?!!?!?!?!!?
  • Characters:
    • In the beginning I liked penny and understood to an extent about what she was going on and on about but as we get farther into the book I start to see how toxic of a character she is.
    • Sam is just No. Nope. No. n o. N O!
      • Like I don’t care about the problems you are going through you don’t get to judge women like that. However his ex was a royal bitch so he has that for him.
    • Mallory and Jude.
      • THE REAL QUEEN OF THIS BOOK WAS JUDE
      •  LIKE IF WE HAD A BOOK BASED ON JUDE I WOULD BE SO DOWN. OF COURSE I WOULD HOPE FOR IT TO BE A LOT BETTER THAN THIS ONE.
      • Jude dosen’t put up with bullshit and does really want to be friends with penny.
      • However, I didn’t care for Mallory because she was extremely racist and we don’t put up with that.
        • She also did a complete 180 at the end which felt 100000% forced.
  • The Writing:
    • NOPE!
    • NO OFFENSE BUT THIS BOOK HAD TERRIBLE WRITING.
      • For a book based on text messages we barely get any and when we do you can clearly see that it isn’t based on how an actual teenager texts but more of what an adult perceives us teenagers to be texting like.
    • I was extremely disappointed in this.
    • The pacing of this book also felt just plain off.
  • All-in-All I would suggest saving your money and finding a better book to spend your money on.

1/5 stars


Author:

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