Going Bicoastal (Hardcover)
July/August 2023 Kids Indie Next List
“Completely, utterly, absolutely obsessed with this book. I was worried the two different story lines would be jarring as they switched, but Dahlia Adler is masterful at intertwining both stories. Bisexual Jewish rep for the win!”
— Honor Ford, The Doylestown & Lahaska Bookshops, Doylestown, PA
"This is what it looks like when a brilliant high concept is executed to perfection. It’s got all the Dahlia Adler trademarks—romance, wry humor, specificity, and genuine emotional depth." - Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Kate in Waiting and Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
A queer Sliding Doors YA rom-com in which a girl must choose between summer in NYC with her dad (and the girl she's always wanted) or LA with her estranged mom (and the guy she never saw coming).
In Dahlia Adler’s Going Bicoastal, there’s more than one path to happily ever after.
Natalya Fox has twenty-four hours to make the biggest choice of her life: stay home in NYC for the summer with her dad (and finally screw up the courage to talk to the girl she's been crushing on), or spend it with her basically estranged mom in LA (knowing this is the best chance she has to fix their relationship, if she even wants to.) (Does she want to?)
How's a girl supposed to choose?
She can't, and so both summers play out in alternating timelines - one in which Natalya explores the city, tries to repair things with her mom, works on figuring out her future, and goes for the girl she's always wanted. And one in which Natalya explores the city, tries to repair things with her mom, works on figuring out her future, and goes for the guy she never saw coming.
About the Author
DAHLIA ADLER is an editor by day, a freelance writer by night, and a Young Adult author at every spare moment in between. She is the founder of LGBTQReads, editor of several anthologies, and author of many novels, including Cool for the Summer and Home Field Advantage. She lives in New York with her family and an obscene number of books.
Praise for Going Bicoastal:
A July/August 2023 Kids Indie Next Pick!
A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year!
Cosmopolitan, "30 Best Young Adult Books of 2023 That You Don't Want to Miss"
Goodreads, "48 Deeply Romantic New Young Adult Books" and "The Most Anticipated Young Adult Books of June"
Book Riot, "Spring 2023 YA Books You’ll Want to TBR ASAP", "10 Great New YA Books To Read In June 2023", and "Fall in Love With These 14 Swoony Bisexual YA Romcoms"
Nerd Daily, "Must-Have 2023 Queer Book Releases"
SheReads, "Most Anticipated YA Romance in 2023" and "Best YA Romances of Summer 2023"
Girls’ Life, "The 2023 rom-coms you need to add to your TBR list"
EveryQueer, "20 LGBT+ Young Adult Books to Look Forward to in the New Year"
Paste Magazine, "The Best New YA Books of June 2023"
PopSugar, "Best New Books of 2023 So Far" and "Young-Adult Books to Add to Your Reading List in June"
In Between Drafts, "The Best New Books of June"
Kveller, "16 LGBTQ+ Jewish Books for Kids of All Ages"
Town and Country, "12 Best Books Like The Summer I Turned Pretty"
United By Pop, "45+ Of The Best YA Books From The First Half Of 2023"
"Adler manages to make a tricky, high-concept premise look easy, grounding the stories in character and culture." - Booklist (starred review)
"A sweet and joyful romance times two." - Kirkus
"A fun and affirming story of a bisexual Jewish teen embraced and celebrated for both identities by her family and peers make this book a necessary purchase." - School Library Journal
"Adler’s enticing prose teems with a vibrancy born of intimately realized bicoastal settings and titillating romantic possibility." - Publishers Weekly
"Dahlia Adler is a name you need to know in queer YA...[Going Bicoastal] just as good as the stunning cover would suggest! This is the most bisexually structured book I've ever read." - Book Riot, "Our Queerest Shelves"
"This is [Dahlia Adler's] best book so far and one of my favorite books of the year." - Paste Magazine, "15 Contemporary Queer YA Books Everyone Should Read"
"[Dahlia Adler is] a gifted writer of utterly delightful queer romcoms." - Electric Lit, "The Most Anticipated LGBTQ+ Books for Summer 2023"
"Read Going Bicoastal for the story, enjoy the gorgeous dual perspectives, and you’ll leave with a lesson about the surprises that come with making difficult life choices, and the delight in choosing the path that leads to happily ever after." - BookTrib
"The perfect light summer read." - The Baltimore Jewish Times
"[E]xcellent bisexual representation..." - Paste Magazine, "The Most Anticipated YA Books of 2023"
"This is what it looks like when a brilliant high concept (bisexual Sliding Doors) is executed to perfection. It’s got all the Dahlia Adler trademarks—romance, wry humor, specificity, and genuine emotional depth." - Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Kate in Waiting and Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Praise for Home Field Advantage:
"Adler’s magnificent new romance is a glorious touchdown of a book." - Buzzfeed
"This YA contemporary romance has not only a sweet sapphic love story but juicy narratives about football and cheerleading." - Autostraddle
"Bubbly cheerleader Amber McCloud falls for star quarterback Jaclyn “Jack” Walsh in Adler’s winning queer take on the classic meet-cute." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A swoonworthy romance about breaking the glass ceiling and being true to yourself, Adler’s Home Field Advantage is a fun, queer twist on the quarterback/cheerleader trope that will suck you in from the very first page." - The Nerd Daily
“A combination of sizzling chemistry and heartfelt vulnerability makes the star-crossed romance between Amber and Jack irresistible. Home Field Advantage insists that women belong on the field--as cheerleaders whose athleticism should receive the recognition it deserves and as players granted the same opportunities as their male peers. Teen readers will applaud Amber and Jack's fight to be their authentic selves.” - Shelf Awareness
"A bubbly LGBTQ romance that puts a fresh new twist on the age-old relationship trope of the high school football quarterback and the team cheer captain." - Paste Magazine
Praise for Cool for the Summer:
"Witty, wise, and disarmingly tender. I am hopelessly devoted to this summer dream of a book." - Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
"[S]trung through with humor, warmth, and sensuality, this romance will speak to any reader who has ever struggled to know their own heart." - Booklist (starred review)
"Un-bi-lievably good." - Buzzfeed
"Dahlia Adler’s latest has me longing for the summer. This story of a bi girl discovering who she is and who holds her heart sounds like the perfect summer 2021 read." - Bookish
"There are so many more reasons to pick up this YA romance... Cool for the Summer is the perfect addition to your LGBTQ+ YA reading list." - Shondaland
"This book is a gamechanger for queer Jewish teens." - Alma
"A delightful, lighthearted romantic comedy." - The Seattle Times
"With its summery vibes and rollercoaster of queer confusion, Cool for the Summer is the sexy, sweet and steamy beach read of the year!" - The Nerd Daily