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Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi
Young adult

Permanent Record

by Mary H.K. Choi

Quick take

From the author of Emergency Contact, a coming-of-age read that gets what aimlessly navigating your 20s feels like.

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  • Romance

  • Fast read

  • Famous author

  • Snarky

Why I love it

What we love most about recommending books for “Why Not YA?” is the reaction we get from readers when they dive into a YA novel they didn’t know they needed to read. And that’s exactly how we feel about Mary H.K. Choi’s Permanent Record.

In Permanent Record we meet Pablo, a recent NYU dropout who works at a bodega, just trying to figure out his life. One night while he’s working the graveyard sh...

Synopsis

After a year of college, Pablo is working at his local twenty-four-hour deli, selling overpriced snacks to brownstone yuppies. He’s dodging calls from the student loan office and he has no idea what his next move is.

Leanna Smart’s life so far has been nothing but success. Age eight: Disney Mouseketeer; Age fifteen: first #1 single on the US pop chart; Age seventeen, *tenth* #1 single; and now, a...

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