Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Lost Stars by Claudia Gray - ESSENTIAL

Gray, Claudia Lost Stars (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens), 560 pages.  Disney, 2015.  $18.  Language: PG-13 (35 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (beating).

Thane Kyrell and Cierra Ree have dreamed of nothing but leaving their tiny planet and becoming star fighter pilots for the Empire.  They both make it to the Imperial Academy, but end up on very different paths.  Cierra becomes more loyal to the Empire and its goal with each passing day, while Thane quickly becomes disillusioned in the Empire after witnessing acts of brutality.  Circumstances keeping the pairs’ paths crossing, but can love or friendship survive a rift the size of a galaxy?

Become even more of a Star Wars insider as Gray brings in some familiar scenes told from new points of view, and weaves a bridge between the 2nd trilogy and the 3rd trilogy.


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