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Novella Review: Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
Teen ∴ Short Story/Novella ∴ Contemporary
Published February 25th 2016 by Macmillans Kids UK
Paperback ∴ 96 pages


  • I’m pretty sure this book is not available for sale because it was free for World Book Day. I got mine in a giveaway from @theinsidiouspitch on tumblr.

‘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 was super adorable and I’m so glad I got the opportunity to read it! This little story is all about finding yourself, but with Star Wars. I had a smile on my face the whole time. I also really love that the main character is non-white, but Rowell doesn’t make a big deal about it, it’s just Elena. I really identified with Elena because she’s frequently mistaken for a 12 year old, just like me.

If you have an hour to kill or need to come out of a reading slump, I’d definitely recommend this book because it’s just so fun and cute!

∴ 5 stars ∴

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