Pablo Rind is a lonely kid, barely eking out a living at the twenty-four-hour bodega in Brooklyn where he works the overnight shift. Leanna Smart is an ascending pop star, with Instagram followers galore and an enviable jetsetter lifestyle. They may seem like an unlikely pair, but after a chance meeting at the deli, Pablo and Leanna soon learn they have more in common than outside observers expect — and that’s when their budding romance takes a high-stakes turn.  

In “Permanent Record,” on sale from Simon & Schuster September 3, Mary H. K. Choi explores how social media warps our relationships, and what a real connection looks like in the digital age. 

Mary H. K. Choi has written for The New York Times, GQ, Wired, The Atlantic and elsewhere. She’s the author of the bestselling YA novel “Emergency Contact.” Choi will hold a launch event for “Permanent Record” at Books are Magic in Cobble Hill Sept. 3.

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