Ahsoka

Ahsoka

Book - 2016
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Follows the adventures of Ahsoka Tano after she leaves the Jedi Order to forge her own path.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Disney/Lucasfilm Press, 2016.
Edition: First hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781484705667
1484705661
Characteristics: 353 pages
Alternative Title: Star wars, Ahsoka

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morganameridius
May 08, 2017

Ashoka was great- I’ve been getting really into Star Wars again and love SW Rebels so I was excited to learn more about Ahsoka Tano. The dialogue was a little meh towards the end but I loved the concepts, Ahsoka’s story and how it was filled in, and how it connects to the Star Wars Universe! I feel like it captured Ashoka’s voice well. There were many delightful cameos that served the purpose of the story while being fun for fans and I loved learning more about Kyber Crystals and lightsabers. It makes me wish we could have an animated show or miniseries about this period (post Clone Wars, pre Rebels). I also liked the flashback chapters, they were short but filled in interesting gaps.

I didn’t find a ton of the new characters compelling, but there were a couple that stood out. I liked seeing the Force through the eyes of various characters and the emphasis on family. I thought the encroachment of the Empire in various worlds was believable, how they began to systematically take over the galaxy. There were a couple action sequences that managed to shock me as well. And there was an intriguing suggestion that Kaeden, the character who first befriends Ahsoka and that we get to know best, has a crush on Ahsoka. There isn’t any romance in the book (everyone is rightly worried about survival) but it was cute how her friends and sister would tease her- she had to grow up so fast that a teenage crush is a welcome bit of normalcy. Overall, Star Wars: Ahsoka is a welcome addition to SW canon! I’m not sure how accessible it is to non-Star Wars fans, or even fans who haven’t seen one of the animated shows, but those even vaguely familiar with the character will enjoy it.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 03, 2017

'Ahsoka' is a Star Wars novel written by E.K. Johnston and its plot circles around Anakin Skywalker's former protege, Ahsoka Tano following 'Revenge of the Sith' and her involvement in the forming rebellion against the Empire. Ahsoka's character is further developed; her grief over her fallen Jedi friends and her teacher/friend, Anakin, how her decision to leave the Jedi Order still affects her, how she survived Order 66, and her growth as she discovers where she fits in the Force. It is a nice edition to her character, however, the book wasn't a plot gripper for me. The other characters in this novel, save for a few, weren't compelling or interesting to me. The plot become intriguing towards the end when Ahsoka gets involved with the Rebellion. It is still well-written and I loved Ahsoka's inner conflict and development (I found this was its strong point). I'll give it a 3 out of 5.
- @papertiger of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Tabaqui
Mar 24, 2017

Well done! I enjoyed this story, and also learned more about Ahsoka. Overall, the story flowed pretty well, but the interjections that focused on other characters, especially when it was Obi-Wan, just detracted from the main story. I also thought that some of the jarringly violent parts with the Inquisitor really didn't need to be there. Star Wars fans will enjoy this one.

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mobourbon
Mar 14, 2017

Great book!! Easy to read but also very interesting. It's full of history while also telling a great story of the present time.
Highly recommended.

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navy_wolf_412
Mar 06, 2017

very good book. I'm happy to finally know what happened to Ahsoka after Order 66.

AL_SAM Dec 01, 2016

Ahsoka turned out to be one of the best characters in the Star Wars: Clone Wars/ Star Wars: Rebels TV series. If you haven't seen her character's growth in these TV series then it is worth watching for any Star Wars fan. This book gives insight on what happens to her between the TV series and how she grows and ends up joining the rebellion after Order 66. Her strong and fierce character won't disappoint you.

mikethreat Nov 02, 2016

The author is incorrect as well as the title of the book. It is NOT "Ashoka" but "Ahsoka". The thumbnail of the book cover shows you the correct information.

Awesome book!!!! :) Worth every minute. :)

DPLjosie Oct 29, 2016

Fun! And fills in some missing time in the Star Wars universe.

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Love_Legolas_111
Oct 28, 2016

Definitely answers some questions and puts us readers right into the heads of such figures as Ahsoka Tano, Bail Organa, and an unnamed Inquisitor. The story was well-written, having a plot strong enough to keep the reader engaged. As for characters, I believe Ahsoka was respected, matured, and given a more serious outlook. Hiding since Order 66 has changed her, and she has adapted well. Bail was also fleshed out a little bit, and the stress he has to endure as he fights to pull a resistance together while keeping everything covert is tangible. Supporting characters were not much to sneeze at, but they helped drive the plot forward, I suppose.
Personally, I felt the villains to be weak here. The businessman-guy who the Empire consults gets some POV snippets and a scene with the Inquisitor, but otherwise has no purpose. The Inquisitor himself confused me, as I automatically assumed he was the Grand Inquisitor from the Star Wars: Rebels tv series (the antagonist for season 1). And his fight with Ahsoka lasted probably for ten minutes, so it was somewhat lacking in a climax.
However, if you love Ahsoka, the Star Wars: Clone Wars tv series, and the Rebels tv series, you will highly enjoy this book. It was enlightening for me, seeing Ahsoka make her way alone after Anakin's corruption. It definitely sets the stage for the development her character receives in Rebels season 2, and a worthy read for anyone who wants to know more about her character.

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Jan 21, 2017

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