Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell Illustrations by Simini Blocker
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Is a wonderfully charming story that will fit within a tube ride if you time it right. You can see where it’s going before the characters do, and this one does leave you wanting more.
I could see this being an individual story, showing a development over time. However, the snapshot of this one evening every year works well and will leave a smile on your face.
This is my favourite of the two; it is relatable, nostalgic and totally sweet. Taking place in the run up to 2015’s release of Force Awakens the main character explores Geekdom and managing expectations.
I was a romance like the one that appears in this second short story. It’s not a sweeping gesture, but a warmth and comfort that comes with trusting a person.
This book will make a perfect Christmas gift for any fan of Rowell’s previous work.