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Droids In Distress: Star Wars Rebels    by Michael Kogge order for
Droids In Distress
by Michael Kogge
Order:  USA  Can
Disney, 2015 (2015)
*   Reviewed by Jessica Maguire

When I received this children's book I was expecting a graphic novel. What I got was an illustrated chapter book. I was relieved that I quickly got through the one hundred fourteen pages of young reader friendly text.

I did like the Star Wars movies when I was a child but I never got into the whole saga. And I can say that after all these years, I'm still not very interested. It was nice to see some of the old characters are still around: C-3PO and R2-D2 and there are still a few Jedis kicking around and their foes, the storm troopers.

However, the players have changed. Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and the others that we older folks remember are replaced by new characters. Ezra, a fourteen year old boy, befriends rebel leader Kanan and his crew of Zeb, Sabine, and Hera.

The group seeks to save the big furry Wookiees and has, as you can imagine, adventures a-plenty. Our old droid friends R2-D2 and C-3PO and the newer Chopper meet up with the rebel gang on their own adventure. On top of all this, the unfocused Ezra must channel his energy into the start of his Jedi training.

While I was turning the pages, I felt like I was a reading a cartoon episode. I suspect that had I kept up on the Star Wars saga I would have liked this book more. However, I can see where young readers will enjoy this read. The fast-paced, action-packed story and character illustrations will enthrall its young audience and let their imaginations soar.

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