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Synopsis:

Fans have long wondered what happened to Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars, and before she re-appeared as the mysterious Rebel operative Fulcrum in Rebels. Finally, her story will begin to be told. Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa, and the Rebel Alliance…. ”

Review:

This book was probably one of the best Star Wars related novels that I have ever read. It truly was an enjoyable read.

As someone who is a HUGE Star Wars fan, I was incredibly excited to read this when it came out late last year. The story sounded amazing from the first time that I heard about it and that it was what drew me in right away.

And I am happy to say that it didn’t let me down.

In 2008, when I was 11, my brother came home from school one day talking about Star Wars. Now, I grew knowing pretty much the basic details about the Star Wars movies. I grew up with the prequel movies when they starting coming out back in 1999 when I was 2, so I was way too young to go see them. So when that day came 9 years ago, I had ZERO idea that it would change my life.

My brother, mom, and I ended up going to the library after school and picking up all 6 movies and pretty much watching them all from start to finish in just a couple of weeks. Then that summer I found out that there was a new movie coming out called The Clone Wars. I was visiting my grandmother in South Carolina the week it came out and all of us went to see it the day after it came out. I loved the movie and the TV show has become my favorite show of all time.

And it was in that movie and that TV show that we got introduced to Ahsoka Tano.

Ahsoka’s personality really came through in this book. When we first meet her in the clone wars movie, she is just a young teenager who is put into battle pretty early in her Jedi training. Throughout the movie, TV show, and into this book, we really get to see her develop into a very strong, powerful main character. She reminds me a lot of her Jedi Master, Anakin Skywalker, in her personality. His influence really came through and was passed on to her in many ways. She was just as impressive as she had been since she was first introduced.

I love how this book really focused a ton of friendship. I love that Ahsoka made friends with this small group of farmers who become almost like a family to her. Those farmers that became friends with played such a key role in not just the plot but also Ahsoka’s development as a character. Friendship is one of my favorite things when in books when it is one of the main focuses in the story.

The plot was also just as great. Like I said previously, I think that the friendship element in this story really moved the plot along. Yes it was slow at times but overall, I enjoyed it. I had wondered for years (after the Clone Wars TV show ended) what happened to Ahsoka. Was she killed in Order 66? Did she somehow avoid getting killed? All of the questions were answered in this book and I couldn’t be happier about it.

Overall, this book was great. I love Ahsoka as a character and I’m so happy to see her get her own book (I hope maybe she will get a movie as well!). After finishing it, I was hoping that there would be a sequel but then I realized that were this plot ends, the plot of the Rebels TV show (which I am currently watching) must pick up. This was a great book and I will be putting this one my top books of the year list at the end of this year!

RATING: 4.5/5

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