The start of this books is very reminiscent of a John Green novel. It’s got three classic plot points: missing girl, Amsterdam, and general confusion on everyone else’s part. The English school in a foreign country was also along the lines of Anna and the French Kiss. With these comparisons in mind I was expecting to really enjoy This Is Not A Love Story, but in actuality I am very confused by this book. It has a lot of good stuff like the complicated nature of imagining someone like they’re not realistic, and mystery and a strong female character. Plus, because both characters were Jewish there was a lot of Jewish culture that made this story really enriching. However, there were also some confusing morals like ‘I’ll just date you so that you can get over your ex’ which had me feeling slightly uncomfortable.