Heartfelt and moving

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I was surprised with how much I ended up enjoying this one! This wasn’t on my release radar or anything, so I only first heard about it through bookish first.

The cover was a bit cluttered and not as appealing when I first saw it, but it’s grown on me after reading the story.

Ariel and her family are Jewish and living in Connecticut during the 1960’s when some major world events were taking place. I liked how some events corresponded to Ariel’s own life.

The author’s own background of having a Jewish mother and Indian father really added depth to the story. Honestly, this book went deeper into topics like racism, religion, financial difficulties and learning disabilities than I anticipated, but I’m very glad that it did.

This book put Veera Hiranandani on my radar and I’m looking forward to their future releases and going through their backlog.