Author Mary H.K. Choi is releasing her second novel ☛PERMANENT RECORD [pub: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers] next Tuesday, September 3rd. Her first book ☛EMERGENCY CONTACT was a New York Times bestseller. Check out my fellow XXL magazine alum that same evening at Books Are Magic in Brooklyn and get your copy signed. Can’t make it to Brooklyn? Click here for more stops on Mary’s book tour.
Per Simon & Schuster:
On paper, college dropout Pablo Rind doesn’t have a whole lot going for him. His graveyard shift at a twenty-four-hour deli in Brooklyn is a struggle. Plus, he’s up to his eyeballs in credit card debt. Never mind the state of his student loans.
Pop juggernaut Leanna Smart has enough social media followers to populate whole continents. The brand is unstoppable. She graduated from child stardom to become an international icon and her adult life is a queasy blur of private planes, step-and-repeats, aspirational hotel rooms, and strangers screaming for her just to notice them.
When Leanna and Pablo meet at 5:00 a.m. at the bodega in the dead of winter, it’s absurd to think they’d be A Thing. But as they discover who they are, who they want to be, and how to defy the deafening expectations of everyone else, Lee and Pab turn to each other. Which, of course, is when things get properly complicated.