[Book 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?’
‘Maybe.’

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.

(The above synopsis was extracted from Goodreads)

My Review

This tale is a casual exploration into our interests and compulsions at the age of 18 when everything in the world seems new and fresh. In this book it takes the form of Elena, a star-struck Star Wars fan, who, against her Mum’s wishes, decides to queue up at the theatre in anticipation of the next Star Wars sequel. Her new-found freedom is peppered with reflections and hilarity. In this short tale, Rowell manages to capture the realities of life like broken families, high school social classes and young love, of course ????

Publication date: February 25, 2016
Publisher: Macmillans Kid UK
Genre: Young Adult
Pages: 96 pages

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