Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

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: ⭐️⭐️⭐️


4 thoughts on “Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

  1. I recently read this story, too, and I have to agree with you, WHY SO SHORT? I wanted to have more, get to know the characters more, and see WAY MORE of Gabe and Elena’s friendship growing. But other than that, I really liked it, I loved that Elena was such a nerd, it was so great to read about 🙂
    Great review! 🙂

    • Exactly!! It was so short!! I’m glad that you feel the same way! Elena was really relatable and I would have liked to see what would have happened in school now that they are friends. Thank you 😀

  2. I’ve only heard about this book a few days ago and I’ve been debating on whether I want to read it or not. It does seem super short and, I mean, it’s Rainbow Rowell, so I feel like, no matter how many pages, I’ll always find it too short haha

    • You should totally read it! Trust me, it’s probably one of the shortest books I’ve read so far! It was a good Rainbow Rowell story, but not enough to satisfy my needs!

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