Book Review- Star Wars: Jedi Academy

Move over Diary of a Wimpy Kid, there is a new middle grade series for geeky kids to enjoy! Star Wars: Jedi Academy, is new book from the mind that brought you “Darth Vader and son” and “Vader’s little Princess”. Jeffrey Brown has created a fun and imaginative book that students will love. The story is told in a graphic diary format with loads of wonderful illustrations and humor.

All Roan has ever wanted to do is go to Star Fighter Academy. Imagine his disappointment when he not admitted and has to go to Agriculture Academy instead. All hope seems lost until he gets a mysterious letter in the mail from Master Yoda and Principal Mar inviting him to attend the mysterious Jedi Academy. Roan takes a chance and joins a cast of colorful characters. Not only does he have to use the force, but he also has to navigate the tricky waters of middle school filled with dances, tests, bullies and crazy instructors. Will he ever learn the force? What is Yoda actually saying anyway?

I cannot wait to order this for my students. I can already predict which ones will love this book and immediately check it out. The writing and story are fun and engaging without being overly cheesy. The illustrations remind me of my students drawings and their crazy imaginations. I recommend this for students who liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Graphic Novel style books and of course Star Wars! I hope this becomes a series.

*NetGalley provided a digital ARC for review

Title release date- August 27th, 2013


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