When I first saw this book I was both excited and wary. As someone who has challenges like the main character, I wasn’t sure how this would be handled in the story. This is one of my favorite books of the year because of the representation with the main character being Jewish and having learning challenges. I love Historical Fiction, however, I know that some can deal with heavy topics. This was the first time I’ve read a book that talks about Loving V Virginia. This author’s note at the end was lovely as you find out about the inspiration for the story.
I loved the characters in this book. They were flawed in places, but at the end of the day, they had a love for each other. I enjoyed the story of How To Find What You’re Not Looking For because of how all the elements were woven into the story. This story was filled with heavy topics and done light hearted topics. I loved the writing by Veera Hiranandani. This was the first book I’ve read by this author and I will look into her backlist. This would be an enjoyable book for anyone, but in particular: people with learning challenges and people who are Jewish would really enjoy this.