Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lost Stars

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Grades 6 - 8Grade 7n/a6.5109400
This thrilling Young Adult novel gives readers a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe, from the rise of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire. Readers will experience these major moments through the eyes of two childhood friends--Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell--who have grown up to become an Imperial officer and a Rebel pilot. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these two star-crossed lovers reunite, or will duty tear them--and the galaxy--apart?
Star Wars: Lost Stars also includes all-new post-Star Wars: Return of the Jedi content, as well as hints and clues about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read for all Star Wars fans.
Hardcover, 560 pages
Published on September 4, 2015 by Disney Lucasfilm Press
ISBN-10: 1484724984
ISBN-13: 9781484724989
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  • cmansell
    cmansellFriday, January 10, 2020 at 10:59 am22 stars
    I'm a huge Star Wars fan I haven't read it in a while, but to me I was looking for a movie in a book with action. It wasn't at all what I thought, it had a little action, but it was more a Star Wars love story. The characters weren't the same, either. I'm rating it two stars, because it wasn't Star Wars. READ Most Wanted for better.
    • ZhelttySunday, October 21, 2018 at 6:41 am
      At the beginning I thought it was good, but my thoughts on it turned sour the farther I got. It has been a while since I read it, so I don’t remember everything that bothered me exactly, but I remember some. As a huge Star Wars fan, and big time reader of the legends series, I noticed a lot about this hook that was off. First of all, the story was decent, but it felt kinda inappropriate with the love story sometimes, especially since I came for a star Wars book, not a lovey dovey story. Not saying that it couldn’t have been good, just felt inappropriate scenes were there, at least to me. Second, and most importantly, it didn’t feel like Star Wars. I got the impression that the author didn’t know much at all about Star Wars... from how the universe worked at large to even small things like how combat works. In no universe would three tie fighters (still not entirely sure they were regular ties or interceptors, as the author said interceptors twice in passing and never again, and kept just saying tie fighters, so I don’t feel like she knew what those were either...) have any chance against four x-wings, if they were decent pilots, unless you had three Baron Fels in those ties, which they obviously didn’t. Not to mention an x-wing has both shield and proton torpedoes, both of which were never shown to be used. I just felt like the author didn’t do any research into the world, even easy things you could look up on a wiki or watch the first three movies. Oh, and I almost forgot, on hoth the author thought that the second person (gunner) in a snow speeder could shoot a cannon or something, but all they had was a tow cable. In all honestly, the only thing I think they got right in the book was the overall attitude of the empire. But that is all just my opinion. All I can say is if you are looking for a true Star Wars book, turn away, and go back to legends (especially the x-wing series, it’s amazing and shows TRUE piloting skills, a lot better than the two wannabes in this book)
      • bgMonday, October 15, 2018 at 11:08 am
        so good
        • gtaylor505
          gtaylor505Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 8:46 am33 stars
          Lost Stars is an interesting Star Wars book, but be warned: it is NOT for kids! Most of the book was fun, but some parts were inappropriate. Definitely consult your parents before reading this book, since some of the material is pretty adult.
          • setherdee32
            setherdee32Friday, March 4, 2016 at 9:26 am
            I want to read this so badly! It comes before TFA correct??