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 was specifically produced for World Book Day and seen as it is so very short, there really isn’t all that much to say. I liked the characters. I liked that it was about Star Wars, but even more so about nerd culture as a whole. It’s such a worldwide phenomenon now, with it actually being cool to be a geek or nerd. Yet, it posed the question whether we should judge people on being just a mainstream nerd or simply delight in the fact that others share a passion with the thing you enjoy the most. I am all for fangirling/fanboying together! The more the merrier, even if you didn’t wait a week in line to see the movie/get the book/go to that Con.
Ultimately, this was like the spark that just ignited the fire. Instead of giving me a neat little story to cherish, I want more now. Not sure that was intended, but I definitely wouldn’t mind it if Rainbow Rowell wrote a sequel or turned this into a full book.
The ones of you who follow me on social media know that there was a little mix up with my delivery of the book. I wanted to add it as a paperback to my Rowell collection and instead of just receiving one copy, I got sent 50. They told me that I could keep it, so for everyone who is now intrigued and wants to check it out themselves, you can expect a giveaway of part of those as soon as I hit 500 followers (and fyi – we are VERY close!)
Fazit: 4/5 stars! I loved it, but it felt like the teaser for the movie. Like it was just the beginning of a really fun and great contemporary.
Have you read Kindred Spirits? What are your thoughts on this whole thing? Would you have wanted it to be longer too?