Jedi Academy

Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown is a lot different from his previous two Star Wars Books Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess. For starters, all the illustrations are black and white. But more importantly, it’s styled as a journal rather than a series of full page illustrations. As such, it’s a much longer read with a lot more content. However, it is aimed at a younger audience. Yet the universal aspect of Star Wars makes it a story that can still be enjoyed by adults.

The attention of the book is on Roan Novachez, a young boy who wants to be a pilot like his dad and older brothers. However Roan ends up at the Jedi Academy instead. His journal forms the story as he describes his experiences at Jedi school, dealing with bullies, girlfriends and homework. The story is a mixture of comic strips, illustrations and diary entries. There’s identifiable characters like Yoda, and lots of familiar elements like Tatooine, Ewoks and lightsabers.

While kids are sure to enjoy this, it’s also a fun read for adults. I got quite a few laughs out of it and really enjoyed the Ewok Pilot comics. While the artwork isn’t in brilliant color like the previous books, nor is it in the same level of detail, it still works well. The format also fits in a lot more for readers to enjoy. Whereas you can breeze through Vader’s Little Princess in about ten minutes, Jedi Academy will take at least an hour.

Overall, Jedi Academy is something different, but still fun. If you enjoyed the art style and humor in Jeffrey Brown’s previous books, you’ll find the same enjoyment here, just with a different format. I give it a four out of five nexu. It’s a solid, fun read for all ages.

Be sure to check out the book trailer to get an idea of what’s inside.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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