Star Wars

Star Wars

Episode VII, The Force Awakens

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The official novelization of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the blockbuster film directed by J. J. Abrams, featuring an 8-page color photo insert of thrilling images from the hit movie.
 
More than thirty years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike--beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens . And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation by New York Times bestselling science fiction master Alan Dean Foster.
 
Set years after Return of the Jedi, this stunning new action-packed adventure rockets us back into the world of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Luke Skywalker, while introducing a host of exciting new characters. Darth Vader may have been redeemed and the Emperor vanquished, but peace can be fleeting, and evil does not easily relent. Yet the simple belief in good can still empower ordinary individuals to rise and meet the greatest challenges.
 
So return to that galaxy far, far away, and prepare yourself for what happens when the Force awakens. . . .
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781101965498
Characteristics: 260 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,colour illustrations ;,25 cm

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Moonlight4720
Jul 04, 2020

While the events and plot points themselves came together pretty well, the writing style was a bit... detached. Impersonal, so to speak. This may just be a personal opinion, but the author largely failed to capture the emotions of the scenes. All in all, this could have been written better.

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ShadyColombian
Sep 03, 2019

The best possible re-start to a dead franchise. JJ Abrams did the impossible and gave us back Star Wars.

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anjulajoy
Jun 10, 2019

bad moive

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godsamazinggrace1
Nov 18, 2018

Much better than the Juvey fiction version.

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LoreLegend
Aug 03, 2017

"First comes the day
Then comes the night.
After the darkness
Shines through the light.
The difference, they say,
Is only made right
By the resolving of gray
Through refined Jedi sight."

- Journal of the Whills, 7:477

not to bad. :)

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Starpoem
Dec 03, 2016

* Excellent opening line: "She needed him. And he was nowhere to be found." It piques my interest.

* The book has additional scenes & background info that the movie lacked.

* Reading the book cleared up a few of the smaller questions that I had. (Of course, the larger questions remain, keeping me eager for the sequel.)

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 23, 2016

The Force Awakens is a great opening to a new era of Star Wars films. While it differs greatly from the first six, already feeling more modern just by the CGI and lightsaber battles themselves, it has the same classic Star Wars feel that makes you want to rewatch all of the other ones. While slow in some places, it takes time to develop the characters and fill in some gaps since the latest chronological film. Princess Leia returns as a General to everyone’s enjoyment and her role in this film, while small, brings back the nostalgia of seeing her on the Death Star for the very first time. Overall, the film embodies what it means to try a new take on a classic film and do it well enough that you’ll watch the next one.@RiverPark of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The Force Awakens novelization by Alan Dean Foster is a beautifully written and engaging book which adds more depth to the film, 'The Force Awakens.' It follows the perspectives of Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Kylo Ren as they carry out their missions: either to destroy or help the Resistance in their search for the missing Luke Skywalker. Personally, I enjoyed the book more than the film--the characters are given a more developed and intriguing side to their point of view--more so on paper--Alan Dean Foster brings them to life, painting their personalities and motives more vividly. I had a hard time putting it down. I highly recommend this book for Star Wars fans and sci-fi readers. I give this book an 8 out of 10. - @papertiger of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Cali_Ren
Aug 22, 2016

An exciting version of an early script from "The Force Awakens". The book differs slightly from the movie, but gives some interesting insight to characters' actions and a couple of "bonus" scenes not in the film. A nice adaption from Alan Dean Foster.

PCope Aug 03, 2016

When you read SW fiction by someone like Claudia Gray, you know how good SW fiction can be. This, unfortunately, is a really disappointing adaptation of the movie, with little description or real insight into the characters. And anyone who pens the phrase: "Alone in the room, Kylo Ren-saturnine of aspect, lithe of build, tortured of mien and troubled of eye-gazed at the silent recipient of his confession"....really should be forced to read all of Danielle Steel's books as punishment. Because that's a sad excuse for writing, as is much of this book. Loved the movie, but I wish this novel had been better.

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