This little book completely surprised and delighted me! Roan dreamed of entering the Pilot Academy, like his father and older brother before him. He doesn’t get in, but instead is invited to the mysterious Jedi Academy. Told through journal entries, clippings, report cards, doodles, and letters, Star Wars: Jedi Academy tells the ups and downs of Roan’s first year at the Academy. The book is clever and entertaining, but also surprisingly perceptive as it addresses topics such as bullying, making friends, not giving up, and handling new situations. It has huge reader appeal and makes you want to pull out your old collection of Star Wars action figures (yes, I’ve got ’em.. even the Land Rover!) and maybe even start your own journal. Read it you must, love it you will.