I really enjoyed this book! I wasn't expecting much and just wanted to support Forces of Destiny, but I'm actually really glad I bought this. Sabine's story is one that hasn't yet been aired as a short and it includes her friend Ketsu, as well as Hera. As for Rey and Padme's stories, they add a little bit more to their shorts. Rey's gives more insight into what she was thinking and feeling, while Padme's story starts a little before where we see her short start. There are also some small illustrations sprinkled throughout the book and it is narrated by Maz Kanata as if you were sitting down with her listening to her tell you the stories.Though I am wondering if these were written before the shorts were fully animated as some descriptions are slightly off from the shorts. But I really enjoyed it, even though I am 23 and this is definitely geared towards kids.
A delightful read for younger kids, it retells in three parts the stories from four of the Forces of Destiny episodes: Rey's "Sands of Jakku" and "BB-8 Bandits"; Sabine's "Newest Recruit" which hasn't aired yet; and Padmé/Ahsoka's "The Imposter Inside".
Every chapter is being told by Maz Kanata, as if she was in the middle of a tea session with you, and describes in great detail the episode plus a few details and moments that we don't get to see in the series.
The book is enhanced by a few illustrations in the same style as the series
I got this for my six year old son as he loves all things Star Wars. The series was obviously geared toward girls and definitely plays on the friendship angle, but had a good enough story and action that my son immediately asked to read it again. We're looking forward to the next volume!
Should have read the product description more closely, it clearly states "for ages 8+". I thought it was an early reader for younger kids. Oh well, looks like a good book, I'll just put it in the closet for a few years I guess :p