“Extroverts were nothing if not dependable.”
Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
‘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.
As much as I love Rainbow Rowell’s writing I just felt like this book was a bit shallow. The plot was great, it was amusing and something that made me laugh. On the other hand as much as I loved the plot I felt the character’s were very stereotypical and shallow.
Of course some people would say that seeing as this ‘novella’ was extremely short and obviously therefore couldn’t have been expected to include that much detail. However I know that I have read many world book day books with similar lengths which have left me astounded with the amount of detail that could be put into such a short amount of pages.
I did like this book as a book, but not really as a Rainbow Rowell book if that makes any sense. Maybe I shouldn’t compare her books to each other but that’s just how I felt about this.