Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
My rating: 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.
This is a short story, which has been released for world book day. I am a sucker for a short story and being Rainbow Rowell, I knew I had to get hold of a copy. I bought this and finished it in the same day.
I don't like Star Wars (Think I may have seen one of the films once?!) A was a little worried that I wouldn't enjoy this story, however it made no difference to me if I liked it or had seen it, which was great. Star Wars I feel was a back story and the reason all the characters met up, but it was much more than that.
Elena, Troy and Gabe are queuing for the opening of the new Star Wars film, they are an unlikely threesome, however you get to know all of them in their own ways. I found it humourous in places and really loved the story about the line, and that there was only the three of them. I loved how the characters were developed even though it was short, it didn't feel rushed.
I loved the story line in the book, I liked the characters and everything about it. I am so glad I grabbed a copy, my only negative was the length of it. I could have easily enjoyed a full length novel of this. If you haven't managed to get a copy yet, what are you waiting for?