Emergency Contact is here, and we’re so excited! This book is quirky and fun and will leave you utterly enchanted from start to finish. Here are 5 reasons you’re going to want to pick up Emergency Contact pronto.

5 Reasons You Need to Pick Up Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

1. This book contains a romance via texting and is critical to the story.

Choi was interviewed by film critic Richard Lawson and talks about how falling “tail-over-teakettle in love with someone long-distance” informed her writing of Penny and Sam’s text-based love.

2. The cover is “dreamy” in Choi’s words–and we agree!

Follow the #EmergencyContact hashtag on Instagram to see some truly gorgeous photos of this beauty.

3. An emotional story that also deals with anxiety and mental issues in an honest way

In a real and honest way, Emergency Contact focuses on two imperfect people who have emotional issues to face and work through. It’s not necessarily dark, but truly has significant, real-life resonance that grounds this wonderful story in a dynamic, relatable way.

4. It talks about dreaming big dreams, and fighting to make them come true

Both Penny and Sam have goals in mind that don’t exactly mesh with where they currently are. For Penny, it’s writing. For Sam, it’s film-making. Through their texts with one another, they’re able to talk about these goals and their pursuits in a way that they

5. Emergency Contact has already garnered this stellar review:

Smart and funny, with characters so real and vulnerable, you want to send them care packages. I loved this book.”

 –Rainbow Rowell, author of the #1 New York Times YA bestseller Eleanor & Park as well as the hits Fangirl and Carry On


We’re confident that once you read Emergency Contact, you’ll have plenty reasons of your own to love it. Make sure to follow Mary on Twitter and Instagram @choitotheworld and tag us in your Emergency Contact flails on social @simonteen (Twitter | Instagram | Facebook)!