'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 ...more
‘‘Everybody likes Star Wars,’’ he said. ‘‘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?’’
Gabe glowered at her. ‘‘Maybe.’’
Kindred Spirits is a – very – short story written by the imaginative Rainbow Rowell for the World Book Day, which took place on March 3rd.
Would you look at that, I missed it.
This TEASER illustrates how people can go to great lengths for things they be ...more
Just when I thought Rainbow Rowell couldn’t get any better, she releases a new story.
Her books are magical. Rainbow is magic. She has this incredible way of drawing the reader into the story and once inside it— never being able to let go (the best feeling!!). I constantly think about her c ...more
I was excited to read a new Rowell story, especially one having to do with Star Wars, but this fell quite flat. I didn't like any of the characters and most of all, this just didn't have that same Rowell essence her other stories did. It just seemed lazy and lacked her normal charm. I know this was supposedly ...more
Before Reading: This is so exciting!!
In the UK on World Book Day a load of authors bring out short stories or novellas etc for children/YA for only £1! Or free for school children. It used to be my favourite day at school. Just wanted to let people outside the UK know what it is!
Star Wars fan or not, this is such a cute read! It’s a short story that everyone who is helplessly passionate about something will be able to relate to. Rainbow Rowell sure knows how to bring her words to life. Recommended to my kindred spirits!^^<3
Do check out Nicay's review too.
P.S. Happy early birthday, Nicay. I might be too busy tomorrow so I'm posting this now. I wish you all the best and I hope your special day be extra special. <3
This short story is Fangirl junior. So cute and irresistible and I loved it!
Elena is a Star Wars obsessed. When another sequel of the film series was about to hit the theater, she camped out for four days prior to the show and eventually met guys, Gabe and Troy, who are also Star Wars fanatics.
I loved the fun moments that happened here. Even the witty and nerdy banters shared by Gabe and Elena. They just clicked with every part of me! These characters are very interesting and adorable and though the story was only short, it captured my heart becit! ...more
What happens in line and during the movie turns out to be quite the memorable experience for Elena in the end, but not what she expected.
Super cute young-adult novella albeit aexpected.Superpersuasian.What ...more
This is a story about Star Wars fans waiting in line to see The Force Awakens on opening day. There is talk of Princess Leia and waiting in line back in the day for Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. A fun story for a sad day.
The force is strong with this one!
Despite being a glorified short story (or maybe a novella??? Not sure if there are specifications to distinguish the l ...more
Kindred Spirits is straight up adorable! Essentially a love letter to Star Wars, it is done in true Rainbow Rowell fashion: slightly awkward characters and snappy dialogue.
At just 62 pages, there’s a surprising amount of character development. I got to know Elena inside and out, but not once did I feel like I was being pelted with character facts; it was gradual and natural.
Even if you aren’t a Star Wars fan, I highly recomm/>Kindred ...more
Elena grew up watching the original Star Wars trilogy, as the movies were her dad's favorite. He loved them so much that he made her promise never to see the prequels, because it would corrupt her enjoyment of the movies. But while she loved the films because they made ...more
Unfortunately, things don't go her way. She had high expectations about this whole sitting outside the theater. She thought there would be a huge gr ...more
It's been so long since I read anything Rainbow, and I forgot how much I enjoyed her writing. This short story was pretty cute and nice, and tbh I would've loved for it to be longer aha
" A World Book Day UK book." !!!!!!!!!
I don't know and I don't understand, but IT'S RAINBOW ROWELL SO I'LL READ IT!
I absolutely loved this!! I am not a Star Wars fan, I only know "May the Force be with you" reference, other than that, NOTHING! But, I enjoyed this so much, Elena's passion, and these cute characters that Rainbow create and you can ALWAYS relate to!!!! I MISS HER BOOKS, I NEED THEM IN MY LIFE!!!!!!
Awww, this was really cute. The story is close to my heart definitely. And that ending is hilarious! However, the fact that I've read the excerpt from another book at the end of this edition without even realizing that it isn't the same story tells you how much I was captivated by it.
Elena loves Star Wars, so when the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to release soon she knows she's going to camp out days in advance to get the full experience. When she arrives to wait in line days early she didn't expect to be one of only three people wai ...more
My favorite quote:
“Did the prequels corrupt your/>“Did/>My ...more
This was okay, but really nothing more. If you are a Star Wars fan (I'm not) you might enjoy this a lot more than I did. Iknow I would have, if it had been about the new Fantastic Beasts film. But since it wasn't, characters and plot couldn't make up for it. The lack of depth and plot results from the short page count. This could have been much better if it was an actual novel.
In a nut ...more
|Erratic Bookworms: Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell||1||4||Oct 08, 2017 04:40PM|
|United Book Nerds: May book of the month: Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell||12||14||Jun 04, 2016 11:23AM|
|The Bookish Bookclub: Book for April||1||2||Jun 01, 2016 02:58PM|
|Elena and Gabe||8||48||May 11, 2016 11:43AM|
When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about ...more