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{Star Wars: Jedi Academy, The Principal Strikes Back: Jarrett J. Krosoczka}Star Wars: Jedi Academy, The Principal Strikes Back by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Series: Jedi Academy
Published by Scholastic Press on July 31, 2018
Genres: Childrens, Graphic Novels, Middle School, Movie Adaptation
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – As told through a mix of comics, doodles, and journal entries, it’s Victor Starspeeder’s third year at Jedi Academy! It’s also his first year EVER without his sister, Christina. Plus, things at Jedi Academy are… weird. After last year’s security breach, Principal Marr has been demoted and replaced with Commander ZC-04, a big, scary droid. There’s a curfew, new regulations, and everyone is on edge. But when Victor and his friends dig a little deeper into the changes at the school, they find that there’s a lot more to this story than the droids want to admit! It’s an all-new, out-of-this-world Jedi Academy adventure as The Principal Strikes Back!

{My thoughts} – Victor is about to embark on his final year at Jedi Academy. He is less then enthusiastic about the fact that his sister isn’t going to be attending school with him this year. He also isn’t to thrilled about all the changes that start taking place shortly after the school term begins.

Victor is a good kid and he is strong with the Force. He has a great head on his shoulders and many wonderful friends that like him for being him. His teachers accept him and understand that he does whatever he is capable of doing in regards to school to the best of his ability. There really isn’t a whole lot that can be done when a child does their best and sometimes falls short of it being good enough. In his case he seems to work hard enough that he passes most of his classes with a C or higher.

This year he has the lead in the school musical and he is looking forward to it, however he is also working on the set and trying to keep his studies up. He learns all to quickly that he has over extended himself and decides to step down from set design. Once her does that all these new changes start taking place at Jedi Academy. The principal is forced to step down. Their favorite teachers are fired and or their favorite droids get scheduled to be reprogrammed. It’s a lot of change. It takes Victor and his friends to get to the bottom of it and sort it all out. They soon figure out what’s been going on and do everything they can to right the wrongs that have been taking place within the school.

As I was reading this book I was wondering if it was going to be the last in the series. It doesn’t appear to be the case though. I noticed on GoodReads that there is a book seven listed. I am looking forward to seeing when this book is released and reading it. These books are very much beneficial to children. They help them to see that other children deal with many of the same issues that they do on a regular basis and that they are not alone in how they think and feel about things.

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.