Goodreads Synopsis:’Everybody likes everything these days. The whole world is a nerd.’
‘Are you mad because other people like Star Wars? Are you mad because people like me like Star Wars?’
If you broke Elena’s heart, Star Wars would spill out. So when she decides to queue outside her local cinema to see the new movie, she’s expecting a celebration with crowds of people who love Han, Luke and Leia just as much as she does. What she’s not expecting is to be last in a line of only three people; to have to pee into a collectible Star Wars soda cup behind a dumpster or to meet that unlikely someone who just might truly understand the way she feels. Kindred Spirits is an engaging short story by Rainbow Rowell, author of the bestselling Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and Carry On, and is part of a handful of selected short reads specially produced for World Book Day.
Commentary: First of all, Happy Easter! I hope everyone had a good day today! I know that I did.
I had no idea that Rainbow Rowell had a new story until I noticed it on Tumblr. I wanted to check it out for myself, and it is much shorter than I had anticipated. The story starts off with Elena, a huge Star Wars fanatic that loves the classics. She has a secret of her own. She has never seen the prequels of Star Wars, but that doesn’t make her less of a fan. She decides to camp outside of the theater for the Force Awakens, that’s pretty much the gist of Kindred Spirits.
My only complaint about this story is that it’s so short. This story could have been longer. I really enjoyed the characters, but they didn’t grow on me. I did like Gabe and Elena’s friendship and how it progressed. The ending was really adorable, but once I finished I wanted more! I read this story in less than an hour during a car ride. I do recommend reading Kindred Spirits because it was cute and nerdy, and really realistic. If it were me, I would have camped out as well.
Final Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️