Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Princess, the Scoundrel and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken

 Alexandra Bracken, of Darkest Minds fame, retells A New Hope in an enjoyable fashion. Though it’s written with younger readers in mind, a good number of older Star Wars fans would enjoy the book as well. Bracken retells A New Hope from the viewpoints of the main characters: the Princess (Leia), the Scoundrel (Han) and the Farm Boy (Luke). Leia is eager, maybe even desperate, to prove that she is more than just a princess. Han is the cynical smuggler who is surprised to find himself motivated by something more than credits. Luke finds himself caught up in something larger than he even could have expected. Along the way, Luke learns that the only one he needs to convince that he is more than just a kid is himself. It’s a nicely paced, well-written fun take on a classic story.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try So You Want to Be a Jedi, by Adam Gidwitz or Beware the Power of the Dark Side!, by Tom Angleberger]
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Recommended by Corey G.
Gere Branch Library

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