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This book was so sweet. How to Find What You're Not Looking For is full of heart, family, and doing what is right, even though its hard. Set in the 1960s, it takes place with the backdrop of the Vietnam war, Martin Luther King, The Beatles, etc. and brings history and the story of a girl growing up together in such a beautiful way. Living in Ariel's head for the duration of this book was so interesting, and I loved how the author wrote the point of view. It was very unique.
From racism, antisemitism, bullying, dealing with a learning disability, losing a sister, family hardships- this book covers a lot of hard hitting topics, and how keeping things locked away and hidden and not talking about them just makes things worse for everyone. I think the lessons of this book are so important, and everyone should read this book. I could not put it down and read it in one sitting!