Review: Kindred Spirits


Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Short Story
Pages: 96
Released: 25th February 2016
Publisher: Macmillan Kids UK

My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars


‘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 and Park, Fangirl and Carry On, and is part of a handful of selected short reads specially produced for World Book Day.


Kindred Spirits is a short story written by Rainbow Rowell for World Book Day to encourage more teens and adults to read more and even though no one in my country takes it seriously I appreciate the holiday and all these short stories made for it. Normally I don’t read short stories but this one was great. It was short (ofcourse), adorable and funny.

The beauty about this was that it felt like a slice of a bigger novel, like I could almost see where the story would go after the ending or what happened before the beginning.

Even though the only things I know about Star Wars are the little green guy (Yoda(?)) and Light-sabers (don’t kill me!) I ended up really enjoying this. I especially loved that ending, it was so funny. Overall it was a really, really good short story.

So short review for short story (lol), thanks for reading guys!


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