Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Young Adult Novelization)

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Young Adult Novelization)

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by Patricia C. Wrede, Jonathan Hales, George Lucas, Marcia T. Jones
     
 

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The biggest movie event of 2002 in a stellar novelization by acclaimed author Patrica C. Wrede.

Anakin Skywalker is now age eighteen and facing temptations of love, violence, betrayal, honor, and above all, the dark side of the Force.

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The biggest movie event of 2002 in a stellar novelization by acclaimed author Patrica C. Wrede.

Anakin Skywalker is now age eighteen and facing temptations of love, violence, betrayal, honor, and above all, the dark side of the Force.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-6 Patricia C. Wrede's faithful novelization of the highly anticipated 2002 movie soars thanks to Jonathan Davis's fine narration. Wrede does a commendable job telling George Lucas's intricate, rather meandering story, which is a mix of political intrigue, starry-eyed romance, and full throttle action. Clever sound effects and snippets of John Williams's celebrated movie score enhance the production. The novel literally begins with a bang as Senator Padme Amidala survives an attempt on her life, an explosion that kills her decoy and friend, Corde. Who is trying to kill the highly political Padme? Is the attempt related to the separatists who wish to break away from the Republic? Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his young, arrogant student Anakin Skywalker are called in to protect her and to figure out the mystery. A forbidden romance develops between Padme and Anakin, and Wrede does an excellent job conveying their confusion and frustration. These scenes work better in the novelization than they do onscreen because Wrede embraces the opportunity to explain what goes on in their heads. Onscreen the love story seems drippy and cliched; Wrede turns it into something more, and Davis reads their lines with sensitivity and care. What works even better are the scenes with Obi-Wan searching for a planet erased from the archives, and encountering a clone army there. The action sequences with the heroes facing monsters in a coliseum, and with Yoda squaring off against the evil Count Dooku are fast-paced fun. A skilled mimic, Davis sounds a lot like the gravelly voiced Yoda, the gentle Obi-Wan, and a multitude of intergalactic creatures from the movie, and yet he makes the characters his own. Although George Lucas's story isn't perfect (the political conversations), Wrede and Davis manage to give young audiences a fun ride, while giving the mechanical story some heart.--Brian E. Wilson, Evanston Public Library, IL Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439139281
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Star Wars Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
224,186
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.54(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile:
730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Patricia C. Wrede is the universally acclaimed author of The Enchanted Forest Chronicles series, including Dealing with Dragons, Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons, and Talking to Dragons, as well as other novels, including Mairelon the Magician, The Magician's Ward, and, with Caroline Stevermer, Sorcery and Cecelia, The Grand Tour, and The Mislaid Magician. She lives in Minnesota.

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Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Young Adult Novelization) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first part of the book is good and so are the pictures. But the author left out a lot if details. Not the best star wars book ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really awesome
Guest More than 1 year ago
Starwars is about Jedi knights fighting to keep the peace. The main characters where Anakin, Obi wan kanobi, Yoda and Count dooku also Mace Windu.This was like a civil war. This took place in the Galatic Republic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SUPRISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got me into starwars, and Hayden Christiansen(anakin).
liddlecoplady More than 1 year ago
My son is a total Star Wars fan and he absolutely loved this book. A good read for younsters. It kept him occupied hours on end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for children under thirteen, and even enjoyable for those over thirteen. The reading is easy and the plot is understandable, although I must say the movie itself was much more descriptive and exciting. I am a big Star Wars fan--I'm going to see it in the theaters for the fifth time pretty soon--and hope they remake the trilogy--sorry all you trilogy fans! PS. Hayden Christensen, who plays Anakin Skywalker, is literally one of the hottest guys I've ever seen--not to mention his acting is superb and touching and realistic. This book has his picture on the cover, which is reason enough to buy it--and the story inside is just an extra bonus...joking. I recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the book. I also liked the Phantom Menace. I like the books because they are descriptive and give you more information. You can understand the story better. I love the movies, but the books are GREAT, especially this one. I can't wait to see the movie if it's AT ALL like the book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just Kidding it is such a geat book i give it 5 stars~!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for young people to read because the words are not that hard. Also, because the story is great and I think that the kids will enjoy read about something they like !!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The book followed the movie exactly. The only difference was it mentioned the deleted scenes. Even the lines that the characters said were the same. I also think they should have given Anniken or Hayden more dialogue. I think you have to be under 10 to read it and I am 13.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Star wars attack of the clones there is a patawan named Anikan Skywalker. He wants to find his mom. So he becomes a Jedi knight. His mentor goes to a planet, and he does not know the name of the planet. He finds a guy named Jango Fett and his son Boba Fett. Jango fett starts shooting Obi One Kanobi with a laser gun. Anikan gets captured and is taken to a arena with monsters in it. He slashes them with a light saber.In the end, he finds his mom hurt.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best book Ever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Movie was so cool and so is the book. This is a must read book of all time! Believe Me you DO NOT want to not read this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really have enjoyed most of Patricia C. Wrede's works, but this one was a waste of my money, I'm sorry to say. I always read both versions of the prequels when they come out, and with Episode 1 both were very well-written considering the age groups involved. Not this one though. As another customer said, it followed the movie exactly. I read parts of the script prior to reading this novel and when I read the novel I was shocked to see how similar they were. That was too bad because I really loved her version of TPM. I would recommend the AOTC novel by R. A. Salvatore.