Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

Available At: Rampart

Categories: Cursing, Drug Abuse, Racism, Sexual

Description: After a chance encounter, Penny and Sam become each other’s emergency contacts and find themselves falling in love digitally, without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.

YA Label?: No

Notes: This book contains sexual activities; sexual nudity; drug and alcohol use; profanity; and inflammatory racial commentary.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

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Page 6: “Why is your mom such a slut?”

Page 16: “Have sex with him to change the subject.…Technically ‘it’ was a ‘they’ and ‘they’ were nudes. Penny recalled the twin pepperoni constituting her boyfriend’s nipples and inwardly shuddered. Mark though sexts were an appropriate and fun way to christen a new phone.…Okay, so they weren’t full-on frontal- bless. Mark was still sixteen, and Penny didn’t need the FBI landing at her college dorm for kiddie porn.”

Page 62: “…Do you have sexual feelings for your former uncle by marriage?”

Page 105: “Penny wasn’t a covert crack addict or a compulsive masturbator.”

Page 254: “All this talk of my parents is such a boner-killer.”