{Star Wars: Jedi Academy: Jeffrey Brown}Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown
Series: Jedi Academy
Published by Scholastic Press on August 27, 2013
Genres: Childrens, Graphic Novels, Middle School, Movie Adaptation
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} – This incredible, original story captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school–all told through one boy’s comics, journal entries, letters, doodles, and newspaper clippings. The setting? A galaxy far, far away…

Roan’s one dream is to leave home and attend Pilot Academy like his older brother, father, and grandfather. But just as Roan is mysteriously denied entrance to Pilot School, he is invited to attend Jedi Academy–a school that he didn’t apply to and only recruits children when they are just a few years old. That is, until now…

This inventive novel follows Roan’s first year at Jedi Academy where, under the tutelage of Master Yoda, he learns that he possesses more strength and potential than he could have ever dreamed. Oh, and he learns other important things too–like how to make a baking soda volcano, fence with a lightsaber, slow dance with a girl, and lift boulders with the Force.

{My thoughts} – Have you ever been curious what it would be like to attend an academy just for the Jedi? If you have then this book will probably be the perfect read for you. I have been wanting to read these books for awhile and just now got around to buying the first four in the series for my daughter. She loves comics and graphic novels and I thought they would be fun reads for her, as everyone in our family enjoys Star Wars.

It didn’t take me long to read through this book and I must say it was rather entertaining. It is written in the same style as the DC Society books by Derek Fridolfs. If you have read and enjoyed those books, you will more then likely enjoy these books.

Roan is an interesting little boy. He wants to attend the Flight Academy but he doesn’t get in. Instead he is set to start at the Plant Academy and he isn’t real thrilled about it. His whole life he’d been looking forward to following in the footsteps that his Grandpa, Father and Brother have laid out for him. However, the world seemed to have a different plan in mind for him. He was set to start at the Plant Academy when he got a letter that was inviting him to attend school at the Jedi Academy. Given Roan’s age this was mostly unheard of.

Roan starts school at the Jedi Academy and he does normal subjects and Jedi subjects. He makes friends and learns who to stay away from. Some of the kids in his class I’d consider mean and bully material. He does his best and finds out that he has a crush on a girl in his class. He misses school when he is home and home when he is at school.

I think that any child that loves Star Wars will enjoy reading this book. I love the illustrations within the pages. They give you a lot to look at and explore. I enjoy reading books like this because they are fun reads. I think that any child would be lucky to have this book added to their home or school library.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.