(Wednesday Books/orangesky audio)
available in hardcover, ebook, and audio
A queer Sliding Doors 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).
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.
In Dahlia Adler’s Going Bicoastal, there’s more than one path to happily ever after.
Original publication date: June 13, 2023
Cover art: Petra Braun
Cover design: Kerri Resnick
A Kids' Indie Next List Pick
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"Adler manages to make a tricky, high-concept premise look easy, grounding the stories in character and culture." —Booklist (starred review)
"Adler’s enticing prose teems with a vibrancy born of intimately realized bicoastal settings and titillating romantic possibility." —Publishers Weekly
"A sweet and joyful romance times two." —Kirkus Reviews
"Not only is Adler a vital supporter of queer literature, but she is also a gifted writer of utterly delightful queer romcoms."—Electric Lit, "The Most Anticipated LGBTQ+ Books for Summer 2023"
"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 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"
"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.
"This romantic comedy is the perfect light summer read."—Baltimore Jewish Times
"Going Bicoastal is lively, sprightly, and fun as all get out. Taking a Sliding Doors approach to one teen’s choice between parents, coasts, and summer experiences, it’s warm and fun, the sort of tale that any young reader will truly enjoy."—All About Romance
"Adler (Home Field Advantage) serves up two rom-coms in one with this dual-timeline tale about a girl torn between summer plans. Natalya can stay home in N.Y.C. with her dad (and secret crush, a cute redheaded girl), or she can travel to L.A. to reconnect with her mom (and meet the mysterious boy her mom’s been talking about). Both options unfold simultaneously, featuring well-developed plots and characters. Queer and Jewish representation round out this heartfelt story of young love and taking chances."—Scribd, "The Best New Books on Scribd"
"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