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Adi Alsaid

Biography

Adi Alsaid

Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City. He attended college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After graduating, he packed up his car and escaped to the California coastline to become a writer. He's now back in his hometown, where he writes, coaches high school and elementary basketball, and makes every dish he eats as spicy as possible. In addition to Mexico, he's lived in Tel Aviv, Las Vegas and Monterey, California.

Photo Credit: Peter Ross

Books by Adi Alsaid

by Adi Alsaid - Fiction, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Carlos Portillo has always led a privileged and sheltered life. A dual citizen of Mexico and the United States, he lives in Mexico City with his wealthy family, where he attends an elite international school. Always a rule follower and a parent pleaser, Carlos is more than happy to tread the well-worn path in front of him. He has always loved food and cooking, but his parents see it as just a hobby. When his older brother, Felix --- who has dropped out of college to live a life of travel --- is tragically killed, Carlos begins hearing his brother's voice, giving him advice and pushing him to rebel against his father's plan for him.

by Adi Alsaid - Family, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 15+

Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids --- they even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they'd never, ever do in high school. But Dave has a secret: he's broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It's either that or break rule #10, never date your best friend. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember. Julia is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along.

by Adi Alsaid - Fiction

Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila's own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth --- sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you're looking for is to get lost along the way.