Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*heavy sigh* *dabs tears*
Well, that didn’t change at all.


FIVE STAR REVIEW: Episode VII in book form is pretty much Episode VII in movie form. Just with words.

If you haven’t seen the movie…then go see it, because I cannot type much about anything without having to block everything for SPOILERS!

The characters are all still here: Han Solo, Chewbacca, Leia, Finn, Rey, Poe. C-3PO, R2-D2 and BB-8. *leers at the guy in the back ground with the metal elephant mask with such disdain* And, yes, Kylo Ren. Who I am still not happy with…

Moving on.

I will say with the book, you get the inner dialogue that the movie lacks. There is one part I swear wasn’t in the film, but then I was bereaved and I wouldn’t have noticed (I mean I missed seeing Chanel Three–Princess Leia’s real daughter, Billie Lourde)…There is something to having the inner works of these characters, especially Finn and…Kylo Ren Ben Solo. Or is Ben Organa-Solo.

One of the biggest reasons I read this novelization was to find the hints and clues as to Rey’s heritage. The whole Luke/Obi Wan/Han Solo arguments are going strong. I am of the belief that she is (view spoiler)

All I need now is the paperback version of this so I can draw and notate and highlight as much as I want.

I recommend this book if you love the movie. There is truly little to no learning curve for creatures, droids or people like I’ve heard about in the other novelizations. Definitely a win.

ONE STAR REVIEW: This is my own personal disdain for an event that changed my Star Wars world for forever. I’m less than thrilled with it, and if I wouldn’t feel so guilty about doing so, I’d seriously bash everything about it…again, this is just me upset and has NOTHING to do with the actual book. It was good!

Read it, seriously.

As for the images, this edition has plenty. (I’m not sure which comes in one book, but this is the B&N edition with the extras.) They’re snippets from the film and some behind-the-scenes goodness. Extra is always better, and this is no exception.

*A JANU-RANDOM READ* page 244 (for future reference) is when one should slam the book shut, curse someone under their breath, shed a tear, and cram the book in the freezer. IMHO.

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