Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Star Wars: Jedi Academy Return of the Padawan

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Book Review - Star Wars: Jedi Academy Return of the Padawan

Star Wars: Jedi Academy Return of the Padawan
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About the Book
Author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown returns in the highly anticipated sequel to the NY Times Bestseller Star Wars: Jedi Academy!

It's time to return to middle school in a galaxy far, far away. . . .

After surviving his first year at Jedi Academy, Roan Novachez thought his second year would be a breeze. He couldn't have been more wrong. Roan feels like he's drifting apart from his friends, and it's only made worse when Roan discovers he's not the amazing pilot he thought he'd be. When the school bullies take him under their wing, he decides they aren't so bad after all--or are they?

This year, Roan will have to face alien poetry tests, menacing robots, food fights, flight simulation class, online bullies, more lightsaber duels, and worst of all . . . a girl who is mad at him.

This incredible, original story captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school--all told through one boy's comics, journal entries, letters, sketches, e-mails, and more.

My Take on the Book
I had read the first book in this series and I was excited to continue the fun with book 2. Reading this you definitely get drawn in by the overall humor of the book itself. If you are a Star Wars fan though this is even better because the author has done an amazing job at connecting fans with all of the joys and pitfalls of middle school. I gave this to my eldest daughter to read and even though she is not yet in middle school I found her to "get" the content and she was laughing along with the situations. I have to say that the author did an admirable job at taking the second book and not only building on the first but making it as strong if not stronger!

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