So You Want to Be A Jedi?

So You Want to Be A Jedi?

An Original Retelling of Star Wars: the Empire Strikes Back

Book - 2015
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Reimagines the second Star Wars film in which Luke Skywalker trains with Yoda to become a Jedi after a rebel defeat on the ice planet Hoth and battles Darth Vader, who reveals a startling secret to Luke during their duel. You are Luke Skywalker, taking your first steps toward becoming the greatest Jedi in the galaxy. But the way will not be easy, and the power of the dark side is strong...
Publisher: Los Angeles : Disney/Lucasfilm Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781484709146
Characteristics: 310 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: McQuarrie, Ralph
Johnston, Joe 1950-
Call Number: J STAR WARS


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Oct 30, 2018

An extremely creative and interesting way to experience Star Wars.
Thoroughly enjoyed!

May 25, 2018

This definitely has the original telling of "The Empire Strikes Back" with you, yourself, the READER is in Luke's shoes; journeying with him to Dago bah to learn from Master Yoda, while learning a bit in the way of the Jedi Order (not using a light-saber and what not, but of learning to close your eyes while moving around a cluttered room [which is hard] ) i HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book for those who wanna learn a bit or two from this "experienced" Jedi Knight.

May 16, 2017

Hmm... Honestly, this just seemed really the strange. The 'Jedi' lessons at the end of each chapter were bizarre. The writing too. Other than choose your own adventure books, this is the only book I've read set in second person. Personally, I do not identify with Luke Skywalker at all, so Luke being addressed as "you" was a little strange. The verb tense at other points, like with Han and Leia, was also a bit unusual. For example:
"Suddenly she's kissing him, then whispering in his ear" Instead of the
"She kisses him and whispers in his ear" you would usually see in a present tense book. The story and dialogue varies from the movie, but from the point of view it's not terrible. A complaint, though, the author skips over Han and Leia's fight and just about every other interaction they have, which is described as "Mushy Stuff". Despite all the critiques I have, it wasn't actually that bad.

Feb 07, 2016

In this book the main characters are Han Solo, Chewie, R2-D2, C-3PO, Princess Laya, and Luke Skywalker, along with the Rebellion and the Empire. Han, Chewie, the droids, Laya, and Luke are best friends that were brought together by the nature of the war against the Empire.
The book starts off with all of the friends at a rebel base. When Luke gets lost out in the tundra, Han goes out to find him. He finds him just in time to get back to base and figh the Empire. The gang of friends gets on Han's ship, the Millenium Falcon. While on the ship, Han and Laya get in a fight, probably because they are love birds.
Next, Luke goes to Yoda the jedi master because he is learning to be a jedi. The rest of the friends went to the city in the clouds where Lando, the man who gave Han Solo the Millenium Falcon, was.
I think you will love this book because it is fun and you will feel like you never want to put i down. It is always exciting and there are lots of funny parts. I give this book five stars. I love this book.
By: Katelyn S.


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