I’m still behind with posts here. I’ve not had a lot of time on my days off, and it always seems to storm when I do have a moment to write. And with Irma likely headed my way, I thought I’d try to get this one done at least.
Before the Awakening follows Rey, Poe, and Finn before the events of The Force Awakens. Poe’s tells how he became a member of the Resistance, the first time he met General Organa, and his first Resistance mission.
Rey’s story tells some of her time on Jakku and a little about how she became good at fixing things and learned to be a pilot.
Finn’s tells about his last days as a cadet and plants the seeds for why he freed Poe and fled the The First Order.
There was a lot of stuff in the three stories that gives great insight into the character’s motivations, thoughts, and feelings. It’s helped me understand the characters better as I was not a fan of TFA.
If you want a more in depth analysis of this book and other Middle Grade Star Wars books, see my recent article at The Future of the Force.
I give this one Four Lightsabers.