A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker, by Ryder Windham
Posted on December 26, 2009
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A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker, was another YA Star Wars novel from the Scholastic book publishers. Luke is remembering his own life about a year after the end of Return of the Jedi and the flashbacks begin when he was about four years old. One I liked:
He was about age 7 when he wandered off after darf to watch a meteor shower. Uncle Owen went looking for him and almost shot him when they bumped into each other. He gets a “we’ll discuss this tomorrow”. He hears Owen and Beru arguing about it – Owen is really angry that the kid won’t listen and has no fear. The next morning, Owen tells the boy that he is going to teach him how to shoot and Luke is never to go off without a blaster. Nice.
There was a scene of Obi Wan saving his butt around age 13 and some wondering of why Owen couldn’t stand Kenobi. And we see adult Luke go back to Tatooine and hearing the stories of his father as a 9 year old Podracer.
This wasn’t thrilling, but I’ve read worse Star Wars books.