Thursday, September 1, 2022

Review: Padawan (Star Wars) by Kiersten White @kierstenwhite

Padawan

Star Wars

by Kiersten White

Published: July 26, 2022

Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press

Genre: Teen, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Media Tie-In, Children's, Middle Grade


Blurb:


Obi-Wan Kenobi struggles with his place in the Force as a young Padawan in this coming-of-age adventure!


Obi-Wan Kenobi really wants to be a good Padawan. The best Padawan, even. But that’s feeling more and more impossible with his new master, Qui-Gon Jinn. All of Obi-Wan’s friends are off training to be real Jedi, getting mission experience, while he’s still on Coruscant, practicing his forms and sitting in silent contemplation. Ever since Qui-Gon’s former master, Dooku, left the Order, it feels like Qui-Gon has been too busy trying to connect with the Force or arguing with the Jedi Council to properly train his Padawan.

When Obi-Wan finally convinces Qui-Gon to take him on a mission to a remote planet once explored by an ancient Jedi, his master doesn’t show up the morning they are to leave—so Obi-Wan impulsively takes off by himself. Upon arriving on the mysterious, lush planet, he encounters a group of teenagers with no adult supervision—and who all seem to have some connection to the Force. Free from the constraints of the Order, Obi-Wan joins them in their daring adventures, but the Padawan side of him keeps questioning the teens’ strange relationship to the Force, and to the verdant planet around them, and what all of it might mean to his future. Obi-Wan will test the limits of his relationship to the Jedi and to the Force in this exciting, yet soulful exploration of one of Star Wars’ most enduring heroes.


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My Review:

First off, let me say that I have watched all of the Star Wars movies more than once and loved each and every one. And with saying that I was thrilled when I first laid eyes on this little gem, Padawan. I enjoyed reading Padawan way more than I ever thought I would. It kept my attention from the first page to the last with not a dull moment in between.

Padawan is Obi-Wan Kenobi’s story. It tells about his days on Coruscant and training to be a Jedi Knight. Obi-Wan wants more than anything to be the best Padawan and a Jedi. He works very hard in his training but doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere. Obi-Wan’s Jedi Master is Qui-Gon Jinn. Qui-Gon seems to always be preoccupied during Obi-Wan’s training.

Obi-Wan is upset when all the other Padawans are out on missions with their Jedi Masters training to be real Jedi and he is left all alone on Coruscant. One day while Obi-Wan is off questioning himself wondering if he is cut out to be a Jedi he discovers another planet on a map that no one has explored before and maybe not even heard of as it is kind of hidden.

Obi-Wan talks his Jedi Master Oui-Gon into taking him on a mission to this planet. Obi-Wan goes in search of a ship to take them to their destination and gathers all the supplies they may need.

The next morning Obi-Wan arrives at the ship waiting for his Jedi Master Qui-Gon to make an appearance but alas he does not. Obi-Wan is upset but doesn’t let that interfere with his mission. He is determined to find this planet and prove to himself and everyone else that he is a great Padawan.

Obi-Wan finds this planet but that is not all. On this planet is a group of teenagers living there without any adults. These teenagers are using the powers of the Force. Obi-Wan has many questions after seeing these teenagers using the Force and very well at that I might add.

Who are these teenagers? How did they come to be on this planet? How is it possible that they can use the Force? Who trained them? Where are their parents? And another thing there is something wrong with this planet? Obi-Wan can feel that something is wrong but he can’t lay his finger on it.

I highly recommend Padawan to all Star Wars fans! One-click your copy of Padawan today!  



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