Publisher: Macmillan Kids UK
Publication Date: February 25, 2016
Format: Mass Market Paperback
“And the thing about nerd culture being mainstream culture now means that there’s no place to just be a nerd among other nerds – without being reminded that you’re the nerd.”
‘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.
This book is a classic Rainbow Rowell book. It’s too short but it’s enough.
The characters are very likable and relatable. I can feel what Elena is feeling, plus the over protective mother. I really enjoyed this book as much as the other books by Rainbow and she never fails to exceed my expectations. I laugh out loud at some parts because the dialogues between Elena and Gabe are very entertaining. I can easily imagine myself sitting outside a cinema with two guys and sharing stories about the crazy things that we do for our fandom. As I read this, it makes me want to camp outside a cinema or in my case outside a bookstore as I wait for the release day of my favorite book together with other fans. (Like Cath and Ren when they are in line for the last book of Simon Snow).
The plot is very simple yet it is very entertaining. It’s like you can experience the whole thing firsthand. And the ending is so funny, I laughed with the characters as they became so hysterical. My only issue is, though it may not be an issue to some, is the fact that I cannot relate much to the Star Wars conversation. (I’m not a fan.) Even so, I still enjoy this book and I think Star Wars fans would enjoy it more than I do. And the ending? Well that’s a classic Rainbow Rowell indeed. It would leave you wanting more and at the same time, you would feel satisfied with it.
Giving this book 4.5 out of 5 stars. Highly recommending it to anyone, especially to the bookworms who love Star Wars. Do check it out! 🙂