Book Review: Kindred Spirits

Posted March 3, 2016 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Book Reviews / 3 Comments

kindred spiritsBook: Kindred Spirits

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Published: February 25, 2016

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Short Stories

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.


My Review

I thought I had finally realized what cured my reading slumps, whether I’m in the middle of them or feel them coming on, and that was contemporary novels. Well, it turns out it’s just anything Rainbow Rowell writes. It could be sad, happy, intense, lovey dovey, it would work. This short story worked.

I was a little curious to see what the heck she was going to write about dealing with Star Wars opening weekend, but of course, I should never doubt Rowell, she clearly knows what the hell she’s doing.

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Now, because this is a short story, there’s really not all that much to review. I wish there was more you guys. I wish that there was more.

I can so picture Gabe and Elena’s story being so freaking adorable it might just be able to go up against Fangirl itself. Yes, I said it. My favorite book of 2o14 could be out done by this couple. Although I doubt this’ll be turned into a real book.

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So basically, in conclusion, I’ve fallen in love with an otp that will never truly get the chance to be an otp. And if that doesn’t sum up the life of a reader, I really don’t know what does.


I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!

My Rating

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  • Kindred Spirits sounds like the cutest book ever! I didn’t even realise she came out with a new book! I’ll have to pick it up! I love the gifs! Great review!

    • booksbeautyandcoffee

      awh thank you! and you totally should. it’s a short story, so it’s not even 100 pages, but still totally worth it!

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