Jan 9- 26
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 : I loved this book . Penny is ready to get to collage her and her mom are always butting heads . When she gets to college she meets her roommate's friend they all meet at a cafe House where Penny meets Jude and where she also meets Sam. Sam is going through a lot his crazy ex girlfriend tells him she's pregnant and he's freaking out and ends up having a anxiety attack on the side of the street that's where penny finds him and they agree to be each other's emergency contact so they just end up texting . They end up talking a lot until her mom vists and they go to house and sam told her he would call her and he never did Sam got depressed his ex wasn't pregnant now . Penny was dealing with school and her writing and then she gets an email from Sam and she shows up at house and tells him they should be actual friends who hang out . They never told Jude they were friends and she find out when she gets a text from Sam and Jude is pissed at her . Penny 's mom is in the hospital cause she had a weed brownie for her birthday so she called same and they drove to the hospital and when penny found out what happened she left to go back to school . She spends the night with Sam and they end up kissing and she bolts . Jude and Sam end up talking and she asks Sam about Penny . Penny's mom shows up and they talk it out and Sam shows up and they talk and he's into her it was a cute ending .
Quotes : “Penny believed with her whole heart that there were moments - crucial instances - that defined who someone was going to be. There were clues or signs, and you didn't want to miss them.