A summer away from the city is the beginning of everything for Brooklyn Shepard. Her theater apprenticeship at Allerdale is a chance to prove that she can carve out a niche all her own, surrounded by people who don’t know anything about her and her family of superstar performers.
Brooklyn immediately hits it off with her roommate, Zoe, and soon their friendship turns into something more. Brooklyn wants to see herself as someone who’s open to everything and everyone, but as her feelings for Zoe intensify, so do her doubts. She’s happier than she’s ever been—but is it because of her new relationship? Or is it because she’s finally discovering who she wants to be?
Thoughtful, funny, and steeped in the wild drama of growing up, Alison Cherry’s new novel is the story of a girl hoping she’s found a place to belong… only to discover that neither talent nor love is as straightforward as she thinks.
Praise for LOOK BOTH WAYS, winner of the 2016 Bisexual Book Award for YA:
A tender coming-of-age story that refreshingly allows identity to trump romance. —Kirkus Reviews
A drama-filled entry for theater fans, this should be added to coming-of-age collections. —School Library Journal
Packed with humor and emotion. —Booklist
Cherry’s writing is smooth, and her characters are bright and full of humor. She explores Brooklyn’s struggles with self esteem and uncertainty about her sexuality with a sensitivity and openness that gives the story notable depth. —Publishers Weekly