Celebrate World Book Day with Rainbow Rowell's Kindred Spiritsa short story written especially for World Book Day from the author of the bestselling Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and Carry On


‘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.

Start reading Kindred Spirits

This World Book Day more than 14 million £1 World Book Day book tokens will be distributed to children nationwide (that’s almost one for every child/young person under 18 in the UK and Ireland).

Find out more about World Book Day here