Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Review of Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

Read for: Recently Added to Shelves/ TBR

Synopsis: "'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: Even though I wasn't a huge fan of Fan Girl, and wasn't planning on reading anymore of Rowell's book, I did have to get my hands on this one when I heard about it. I am so glad I did find it, this is more of what I was hoping out of Fan Girl. The ultimate fan mentality, a familiar fandom and fellow fans to bond with. Even though it was a short read, I ended up finding a connection with the characters and I am very glad with where the story ended up. I was also very happy with the fact that it wasn't taken to the romance extreme but left off where it could have developed in the future. I also like how it was focused on the experience of a fan movie line and how it has changed over the years. It does kind of make me wish I had been able to experience a line at some point, especially for Star Wars. All in all a fun, yet short, book to experience while reading.

My Rating: I am glad I hunted this one down, it ended up being totally worth it.  I also really like how there is an underlying message about 'true fans' and 'fake fans', it is something that really needs to be brought to attention from time to time, especially with new releases in old fandoms.  I give this one a rating of Four Paws!


  1. I haven't seen this book! Or maybe I have and thought it was Carry On, but I'm intrigued now.

  2. I need to read this one. I didn’t like Fangirl either so maybe this one will work for me.