The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens

eBook - 2015
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The official novelization of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the blockbuster film directed by J. J. Abrams * Includes two tie-in short stories: "The Perfect Weapon" by Delilah S. Dawson and "Bait" by Alan Dean Foster

More than thirty years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike--beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens . And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation by New York Times bestselling science fiction master Alan Dean Foster.

Set years after Return of the Jedi, this stunning new action-packed adventure rockets us back into the world of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Luke Skywalker, while introducing a host of exciting new characters. Darth Vader may have been redeemed and the Emperor vanquished, but peace can be fleeting, and evil does not easily relent. Yet the simple belief in good can still empower ordinary individuals to rise and meet the greatest challenges.

So return to that galaxy far, far away, and prepare yourself for what happens when the Force awakens. . . .

Praise for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

"Like all the best novelizations, Alan Dean Foster's adaptation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens enriches the movie experience. The novel goes beyond simply giving us insight into the characters' thoughts, with plenty of additional scenes painting a broader picture of the galaxy." --New York Daily News

"Fast-moving, atmospheric and raises goose-bumps at just the right moments. [Foster] not only evokes entire onscreen worlds . . . he also gives us glimpses of an even more vast, unseen universe." -- The Washington Post

"Was my experience of the film enriched by the book? Yes. No question. Is the novelization worth reading? Yes. . . . Foster has written a book that captures the spirit of the film, while presenting additional information that helps answer some of the questions that linger." -- Coffee with Kenobi
Publisher: 2015.
ISBN: 9781101965504
Branch Call Number: eBook overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc

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Jun 10, 2019

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Nov 18, 2018

Much better than the Juvey fiction version.

Aug 03, 2017

"First comes the day
Then comes the night.
After the darkness
Shines through the light.
The difference, they say,
Is only made right
By the resolving of gray
Through refined Jedi sight."

- Journal of the Whills, 7:477

not to bad. :)

Dec 03, 2016

* Excellent opening line: "She needed him. And he was nowhere to be found." It piques my interest.

* The book has additional scenes & background info that the movie lacked.

* Reading the book cleared up a few of the smaller questions that I had. (Of course, the larger questions remain, keeping me eager for the sequel.)

Sep 23, 2016

The Force Awakens novelization by Alan Dean Foster is a beautifully written and engaging book which adds more depth to the film, 'The Force Awakens.' It follows the perspectives of Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Kylo Ren as they carry out their missions: either to destroy or help the Resistance in their search for the missing Luke Skywalker. Personally, I enjoyed the book more than the film--the characters are given a more developed and intriguing side to their point of view--more so on paper--Alan Dean Foster brings them to life, painting their personalities and motives more vividly. I had a hard time putting it down. I highly recommend this book for Star Wars fans and sci-fi readers. I give this book an 8 out of 10. - @papertiger of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 22, 2016

An exciting version of an early script from "The Force Awakens". The book differs slightly from the movie, but gives some interesting insight to characters' actions and a couple of "bonus" scenes not in the film. A nice adaption from Alan Dean Foster.

PCope Aug 03, 2016

When you read SW fiction by someone like Claudia Gray, you know how good SW fiction can be. This, unfortunately, is a really disappointing adaptation of the movie, with little description or real insight into the characters. And anyone who pens the phrase: "Alone in the room, Kylo Ren-saturnine of aspect, lithe of build, tortured of mien and troubled of eye-gazed at the silent recipient of his confession"....really should be forced to read all of Danielle Steel's books as punishment. Because that's a sad excuse for writing, as is much of this book. Loved the movie, but I wish this novel had been better.

Radharc Mar 29, 2016

Solid adaptation by veteran Alan Dean Foster. There aren't many extra "scenes" in this, and some bits of the film are glossed over rather quickly. Still, fans won't have to wait long to see the filmed scenes that were cut from the film. The pacing picked up rapidly as is went, and the last third galloped along almost like an editor got a bit too busy.

Mar 23, 2016

Absolutely fantastic-- being a Star Wars take it from me, it's the best SW film since the originals. Acting is great. Special effects are outstanding. J.J. abrahms did a amazing job with this film. I cried at least 3 parts in the film. Best film of 2015 other than The Revenant which I would say was the best film of 2015. Enjoy!

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