Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Star Wars: The Force Awakens
(A Junior Novel)
by Michael Kogge
Disney/Lucas Press. 2016. Fiction. 182 p.
This is just what the title suggests.  It is a retelling of the movie, The Force Awakens, written for a grade school age audience and it is surprisingly well done. The story is true to the movie, but adds a few tantalizing details that were left of the final cut. For instance, how does Poe Dameron get back to the rebel base?  How did Rey learn to fly a star fighter?  What happened to Finn before his fateful first battle at Jakku?  You can find the answers in this book.  Kogge keeps the degree of detail for the combat scenes and the relationships appropriate for the target age group. This is a great choice for a reluctant reader or avid Star Wars fan. This is also available as an audio download.

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