Almost Midnight: Two Festive Short Stories

Written by Rainbow Rowell

Illustrated by Simini Blocker

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Soul-warming seasonal stories

This perfect little package (a cute clothbound hardback sprinkled with glittery goodness) comprises two festive-themed stories that are packed with heart, wrapped in hope and perfectly embellished with Simini Blocker’s warm and witty illustrations.

Set over several New Year Eves, the opener Midnights tells the tense “Will they? Won’t they?” story of best buddies Mags and Noel, whose lives are on the giddy brink of change. Kindred Spirits, originally published as a World Book Day book, is a funny tale of a friendship struck up between Star Wars fanatics sleeping outside a cinema before a new movie opens.

Certainly a must-read for Rowell fans, this short and satisfying treat is also perfect for introducing newbies to her unique talent for creating believable characters and writing romance with real-life authenticity.

Joanne Owen

Almost Midnight: Two Festive Short Stories Synopsis

Almost Midnight: Two Festive Short Stories by Rainbow Rowell contains two wintery short stories, decorated throughout with gorgeous black and white illustrations by Simini Blocker.

'Midnights' is the story of Noel and Mags, who meet at the same New Year's Eve party every year and fall a little more in love each time . . .

'Kindred Spirits' is about Elena, who decides to queue to see the new Star Wars movie and meets Gabe, a fellow fan. 'Midnights' was previously published as part of the My True Love Gave to Me anthology, edited by Stephanie Perkins and 'Kindred Spirits' was previously published as a World Book Day title.

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ISBN: 9781529003772
Publication date: 18/10/2018
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529003772
Publication date: 18th October 2018
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Illustrator: Simini Blocker
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 160 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: General Fiction, Romance / Relationship Stories, Short Stories
Recommendations: Christmas Books

About Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they’re screwing up. And people who fall in love. Fangirl is her second YA novel - the first, Eleanor & Park, spent six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Rainbow has also written about for adults - Attachments and Landline. When she’s not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don’t really matter in the big scheme of things. She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons. Photo ...

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