Book Review: Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

Hey my lovelies, todays review is Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell. Now if you didn't already know then this was a special edition novella that can be bought for only £1 due to World Book Day, in March earlier this year. So if you haven't already got your copy then I suggest you get it now, because it was so good.

Title: Kindred Spirits
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: Macmillans Kids UK
Pub. Date: February 25th 2016
Date Read: Wednesday 13th April 2016
Pages:  96
Rating:4.75/5 stars
Goodreads Summary'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.


I enjoyed this so much, and after having a mini reading slump it is really what I needed in order to have a little pick me up. Kindred spirits is a good feel book, it has no angst, good characters and lots of star wars. Also there was no fan shaming! Even though Gabe mentioned fangirls\boys, being into the token "geeky" stuff, that made him feel like an outcast, it in no way detrimental to the people who are not traditionally viewed as geeky. And even though I have never properly watched a star wars film (I know shocking right?) The characters were well enough known that I knew most of the references and that was not detrimental to the novella at all.

I loved the whole geeky feel to the novel, of people who come from different places just bonding over the love of Star Wars.

Overall, this is a very good book for world book day with a lighthearted and happy feel and this could actually be my favourite Rainbow Rowell book,as of yet. If you have not already picked up your copy I suggest that you do now before they run put of stock, as it was a one off for world book day. Purchase on amazon here.

Would I recommend it?

I would the commend to fans of contemporary novels who only want a short read (it's only 96 pages), star wars fans, Rainbow Rowell fans and of cause anyone looking for a lighthearted read.

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