Review: Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a WONDERFUL short tale…with the perfect ending! Finally, Rainbow Rowell gives me a contemporary story with an ending to love!

Granted, the book is small. And by small I mean five inches tall and like 50(?)…70(?) pages–Sorry I can’t remember, my book is already packed away (editing to add: 62 pages according to the book info here). And my mailman still managed to crush the copy I have in my larger-than-that mailbox. But don’t let the size fool you, the story is big.

I should amend that. For someone who is a total Fangirl (which, to date is still my most favorite Rainbow Rowell book), this story is something I can fully relate to and really enjoy.

Elena is camping out to see Star Wars, Episode VII. The Force Awakens. So she decides to camp out at the theater for a few days preceding the release of the film. (BTDT for more than Star Wars) She’s in line with two guys–a total die hard fan that I imagine is old: Troy, and a guy who is the same teen age as Elena: Gabe.

And it’s there where the real story lies. She gets to know this guy in such a way that school influences don’t matter. Elena and Gabe bond over the shared love and geekiness over Star Wars. It was so very sweet without being over the top or high drama.

Between the adorable interactions and the quirky characters, this is purely Rainbow Rowell, purely fun…And had an ending to love! (I know I said that before, but it’s true. Carried Away is fiction on fiction and isn’t counted here. But, Fangirl just left it all open ended, Eleanor and Park was a rough ending and not where I wanted it to go…ARGH! )

My only complaint would be that it wasn’t longer. What happens next? What happens when school is back and running? Will Troy and Mark (the theatre owner) ever become friends? That’s one I’d guess as no.

Worth a read. Great for an Afternoon. Great distraction from one of the most complicated books I have ever read in my life.

Please, Rainbow Rowell, give us a new book soon! The more I read your stories, the more I adore them. This one is right up there with the best, IMO.

*A HOUSE OF S. DISTRACTION READ ~ JUNE 2016.* The perfect way to tell House of Leaves that I have a headache and we are on a break.

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