Review: Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell


‘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.


This book was a cute, short, quick read that entails the story of three die-hard Star Wars fans. I have personally, never seen any of the Star Wars movies (I know *gasps*). Following the tale of the Elena learning about the fandom and the highs and lows was enjoyable but I found myself bored which seems to be a reoccurring theme for me with Rainbow Rowell books.

I think if I was big into the Star Wars fandom, I would have tremendously enjoyed the story. However, the character names and references I could not follow and the story was kind of bland for me. I was bored and honestly if this was a full length novel I would have DNF-ed it.



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