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The Force Oversleeps (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #5) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-01-14 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 37 user ratings
ISBN:0545875749
LANGUAGE:English

" I really like the story and artwork, and the plot twists are interesting. This is Victor's second year at the academy after a lackluster first and his sister's last year. Victor is still arrogant ( how surprising for a middle school kid) and Christina is very focused, but is she focused on the right things. I enjoyed how Victor started to be more caring for his friends and especially his sister since they have been at odds with each other as only siblings can be. The fact that Victor perceived himself as a shoo-in for starfighter pilot only to get sick every time he flies is quite funny and a little bit humbling to Victor. I was not overjoyed by the first book, but I am really liking the characters as I get to know them better. Hope we continue to stay in contact with Christina, the older sister, as the series progresses." said.

"Originally posted on You Have Your Hands Full

I purchased The Force Oversleeps for the girls because they have enjoyed the previous books in this series. This is the fifth book in Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s Jedi Academy series.

This book is about a boy named Victor who is starting his second year at Jedi Academy. He’s hoping to get the lead role in the school play, but it doesn’t work out. That’s not even the worst thing though- everyone thinks that Victor’s big sister is going to the dark side!

Two of my girls read this book as soon as we got it, and they both thought it was very funny. The story combines diary entries, comics, social media, and even articles from the school newspaper to help tell the story. My oldest daughter, who is a fan of comic strips, enjoyed the parodies of Family Circus, Garfield, and Peanuts.

I would absolutely recommend The Force Oversleeps to middle grade fans of Star Wars. My daughters say that readers should check out the previous books in this series before reading this one. At the very least, read A New Class before this one because that’s the first book in Victor’s arc.
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" Although this isn't truly the first author that made the previous ones this was a great touch to the series! I love Star Wars and this actually had sections in the book that were about Star Wars (the whole book was about Star Wars but some sections had a little more) and described what it would be like if we had a Jedi Academy! " said.

" I love this series and I hope they continue to write more! It's the best to sit down and read one of these in one sitting because I can't put them down. " said.

"Yet another fun volume that transforms the middle school experience into a Star Wars stories based on tweens (*ahem* younglings) attending the Jedi Academy. Once again we are joining Victor Starspeeder as he returns for his second year at the school. This time, readers get to experience a bit of cyberbullying, crushes, dealing with a new (perfect) kid joining a group of friends, missing one's dad and dealing with havnig stepfather (even a good one!), and even the challenges of attending the same school with an older sister.

Despite all of the "lessons" included, the book is still fun and funny. Krosoczka continues the inclusion of multiple formats to help the story. These include pages from the weekly student newspaper, Victor's illustrations, Stargram (*ahem* Instagram) posts and a blending of graphic novel and narrative styles.

I always look forward to reading books in this series.
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" this was surprisingly adorable. not quality literature by any means, but fun. the only part i didn't really like was the ending, which was entirely too cheesy, even for a middle-grade star wars book. " said.

"The second book with the new character Victor, and this time we have a temptation by the Dark Side, waking up isn't the easiest, jealousy (not a quality that fits with a Jedi in training), sister problems, and much more.

I have to say that Victor just seemed to have forgotten all he learned in the previous book. He was right back in the same place as the last time. He is arrogant. As soon as he learns that his new impressed friend is already friends with everyone, and is as good as he is in many things, he get jealous and quite rude. He once again stresses about school, and doesn't talk to anyone about it. And I could go on. He became better, like the previous book, as the story progresses. But really, is this going to be a trend for each book? We still have at least one year to go, and sorry, if he is going to act crappy again in the next book... I am not sure if I will read it.

I loved the whole sister drama/mystery that was going on in this book. I won't spoil much, but as I read I just couldn't imagine her going to the Dark Side. I was worried, but also thought there may be more to it. Again, she is just too good. I am sure nothing can sway her from that. I loved when everything came together in a great conclusion.

It was quite fun to see Victor get all excited about one thing and then not think of anything else. :P Poor mom, poor sister, poor stepdad. I can imagine that they have gone a bit crazy from his constant chatting about the topic. But I quite like it. I know the feeling of having something so awesome that you want to share everything you know with everyone around you.

We also have a new girl, Elara, and I just adored her from the start. She was a bit stalkerish, but she was also sweet, and I was just rooting for her feelings to be accepted by Victor (who after all should just give up on that other girl, she clearly has no feelings for him/isn't interested in him beyond friendship (ooohhh friendzoned :P)). I loved how supportive she was of Victor.

The new character? Probably due to how Victor viewed him, and we are reading from his POV, I just couldn't like the guy. He just seemed to be trying a bit too hard, plus I found it a bit too easy how he came into their group. I know that a few of them knew him, but they just accepted him without seeing if everyone felt OK with it. Also was it really needed to make him that much of a clone of Victor?

Of course, like all the other books, this book is full with Stargrams (Instagram) pictures, illustrations, comics, newspapers, the comics in the newspapers (again, same problems I had like last time, they were just a bit too much of a copy/paste from the original ones only now with Star Wars characters), lesson plans, and much much more. It made the book really fun to read. You just can't stop reading, you want to know what is on the next page, and the one after that, etc.. :)

Well I hope that in the next book Victor will retain what he learned in this book, and not have a magical case of amnesia. :| I am also curious what the next book will bring, and what the title of the book will be.

All in all, I would still recommend this book to everyone

Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/
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"I'm not a huge fan of the series, so it's easy to forget to buy these. Just don't understand where these fit into the Star Wars universe, being more inclined personally towards Star Trek. (But only the original series.) There is a weird subset of my population who adores these, although they don't seem to be the kids who like the movies. This only made sense when I was at Target looking for Harry Potter socks for my daughter, and I saw Star Wars underpants for six year olds.

I think these are for the kids who have a sort of passing knowledge of the series but don't necessarily watch the movies. They have the toys, maybe their parents buy them the merchandise, and Jedi Academy is tangential enough without requiring a lot of prerequisite knowledge. The Krosoczka titles seem to be more graphic novel-y than the Brown ones, which seemed more text heavy. Also, there is a sixth book coming out on July 18, 2018 entitled The Principal Strikes Back. Already put it on my order list.
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