Thursday, January 18, 2018

Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray - ESSENTIAL

Gray, Claudia Leia: Princess of Alderaan (Star Wars), 409 pages.  Disney, 2017.  $18.  Language: PG (6 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G (kisses); Violence:  G (deaths, but no blood).  9781484780787

Leia at 16 is not yet her parents’ heir to the throne of Alderaan.  She still has much to learn about life and herself and how the galaxy works under the thumb of Palapatine.  She still has faith in the Imperial Senate, but is seeing more and more abuses of power.  And now her parents seem to be pulling away from her and hiding things, when they used to always share.  As she meets other teens from throughout the galaxy and works to right the wrongs she sees and tries to find out what secrets her parents are hiding, she is on her way to becoming more the Princess Leia we will see in Star Wars: A New Hope.

Another rich background story in the Star Wars universe.  Have fun with this.  Gray also wrote my other favorite Star Wars backstory – Lost Stars.

MS, HS – ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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