Thursday, 27 July 2017

Review: Star Wars Junior Novelisations



Star Wars A New Hope
Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Return of the Jedi
Star Wars The Force Awakens

Ratings: 4/5
Buy or Borrow: Buy!
Source: Copies courtesy of the publisher! 

2017 sees the 40th anniversary of the release of Star Wars: A New Hope, the film that launched the greatest space fantasy epic in history. To celebrate this, Egmont are publishing a set of junior novel adaptations of the original trilogy.
Follow the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and the Rebel Alliance as they fight against the evil Emperor Palpatine, and his sinister agent Darth Vader!
As I'm sure you guys are aware, I'm a huge fan of Star Wars! Except for the prequel films. I like to pretend those don't exist. Thanks to the publisher, I got to read these gorgeous junior editions of the books and I loved them! They're going to be so brilliant for getting books interested in Star Wars! 
You get some great insight in to the characters and events while keeping it short and sweet! There's not as much detail as I imagine there is in the adult novels, but it's enough for kids and to pique their interest without giving anything away! 
I really feel like these capture the essence of the movies, there's some elaboration on certain character actions and feelings, but not enough to bog down the book and keep it from being short and snappy. The characters personalities are perfectly captured as is the action and adventure and the pace is perfect. 
For Star Wars fans wanting to get the kids they know interested in the movies...these are perfect! They've given me such an urge to watch the movies again now...it's been a while! 
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