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My Review of ‘Star Wars: Before the Awakening’: Part 3

Today reaches the conclusion of my three-part review for Before the Awakening, a book focusing on the sequel trilogy’s three most important heroes; Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron months, years, and days before The Force Awakens. Because each story was so fantastic I had to break this review up to give an adequate analysis of each section and unfortunately, the final part was the most boring.

Of course, you must be wondering why and that is why it is my job to inform you why I’m having these emotions when for the past two days I have written nothing but praise for the book.

The answer is simple; it was boring.

(SLIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD!) Continue reading My Review of ‘Star Wars: Before the Awakening’: Part 3

My Review of ‘Star Wars: Before the Awakening’: Part 2

Yesterday in the first part of this review I shared with you how I felt about Finn’s section of the story. Finn is easily one of my favorite Star Wars characters and it was nice to discover yet another fascinating layer to his story. The second section focused on Rey and, well, it was just as mesmerizing.

Rey’s story has always been inspiring as she went from being a lowly scavenger to becoming a Jedi/the-new-hope of the galaxy. But her years on Jakku are ultimately what fashioned into the incredible hero that she is in the films and this story only delved into the importance of that fact.

(MAJOR SPOILERS ahead.) Continue reading My Review of ‘Star Wars: Before the Awakening’: Part 2

My Review of ‘Star Wars: Before the Awakening’: Part 1

Whenever I get a chance to go to my local library I love to find whichever Star Wars novels I haven’t read yet and yesterday I found a book I’ve been waiting to read since 2016; Before the Awakening. It follows the stories of Finn, Rey, and Poe shortly before The Force Awakens and each story is so fascinating that I decided to write this review in three parts. So, because the story started with Finn, here’s my review of his section of the story.

(This review will have SLIGHT SPOILERS.)

Finn, the Stormtrooper

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We all know of Finn’s story after he betrayed the First Order and joined his newfound friends Rey and Poe in an adventure of a lifetime. What we aren’t as knowledgable about, however, is his life before he gave up the First Order insignia for good.

I always felt that it would be somewhat boring learning of his days as a sanitation worker/burgeoning stormtrooper. Oh, how wrong I was. Before the Awakening doesn’t focus on his duties cleaning floors and…bathrooms *shudder* but rather his time as simply a stormtrooper training for the impending battle. Continue reading My Review of ‘Star Wars: Before the Awakening’: Part 1