Lucky Caller by Emma Mills
When Nina decides to take a radio broadcasting class her senior year, she expects it to be a walk in the park. Instead, it’s a complete disaster. The members of Nina’s haphazardly formed radio team have approximately nothing in common. And to maximize the awkwardness her group includes Jamie, a childhood friend she’d hoped to basically avoid for the rest of her life. The show is a mess, internet rumors threaten to bring the wrath of two fandoms down on their heads, and to top it all off Nina’s family is on the brink of some major upheaval. Everything feels like it’s spiraling out of control―but maybe control is overrated?
Trigger & Content Warnings
- Coerced kiss*
- Recreational drug use mentioned
- Stroke (sc)
- Hospitalization of a grandparent & guardian mentioned
*Context : The protagonist’s best friend plays a ‘kiss cam’ game where she tells her friends a person they have to try and kiss. Nina recounts purposefully coercing a kiss out of Jamie, her love interest, while her friends ‘spy’ from an adjourning room.