on August 27th 2013
Genres: Chapter Book, Kids Books
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, doodles, and newspaper clippings. The setting? A galaxy far, far away...
Roan's one dream is to leave home and attend Pilot Academy like his older brother, father, and grandfather. But just as Roan is mysteriously denied entrance to Pilot School, he is invited to attend Jedi Academy--a school that he didn't apply to and only recruits children when they are just a few years old. That is, until now...
This inventive novel follows Roan's first year at Jedi Academy where, under the tutelage of Master Yoda, he learns that he possesses more strength and potential than he could have ever dreamed. Oh, and he learns other important things too--like how to make a baking soda volcano, fence with a lightsaber, slow dance with a girl, and lift boulders with the Force.
This was a cute book but it was a little all over the place.
The story is about Roan, he wanted to be a pilot like his father & older brother, however, instead he is invited to Jedi School. It was cute to see Master Yoda as instructor and he was drawn very cute. The problem I has was the story wasn’t as engaging as I would have hoped it would be. I wanted more action or some adventure but it was sort of boring. I was hoping to see more jedi skills and not just school drama.
The illustrations were ok, a little rough for my liking but I think kids might find them enjoyable. Some of the were a little hard to figure out. Overall it was ok but not my favorite. I think younger kids would find this to be a fun read, especially fans of Star Wars, however, I am also a fan of Star Wars but it might be an age thing. 🙂
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