Friday, May 18, 2012

The Dangerous Rescue by Jude Watson REVIEW


I remembered this was one of the first books I read when I was becoming a Star Wars fan, and back then I was ten. I enjoyed it very much then, since Jude Watson has a way to write Star Wars for kids who saw the awesome films.

In the previous books, Qui-Gon Jinn is tracking down a hunter, but he was captured by an evil scientist who wanted to learn the secrets of the Force, despite the fact that she is not Force-sensitive. Qui-Gon's padawan, young Obi-Wan Kenobi, is determined to rescue him and bring the captors to justice with the help of fellow friends and Jedi.

One definite thing is that, if you haven't read the previous stories and watched the films, this book is not for you. It starts at something of a cliffhanger and you'll be lost as soon as you start. I haven't read this book in a while and I still feel I needed a lot of review. Otherwise, the plot is good, and each chapter brings a new turn that keeps people reading.

Cholly, Weez, and Tup are comical and I found out I grew fond of the hopeless criminals. Qui-Gon's stuborness is shown well here, and I liked to see how Obi-Wan was as a kid. I'm glad Adi and Siri is here, since they are some of my favorite characters. Siri learnt a valuable lesson and it's great to compare her with her adult version in Jedi Quest.

There were some distractions unnecessary, and Astri was being a burden to the Jedi even though it was for a good cause. Some parts were a little fake, like Qui-Gon immediately finding out the right lead sometimes, even though he trusts his feelings. Otherwise, the book was great.

In conclusion, this is a too young book for me already, but I enjoyed it still.

4 comments:

  1. Great review! I love the Jedi Apprentice series, it's in my top five favorite Star Wars EU book/series of all time and I really enjoyed this installment. I agree, I loved getting to see Obi-Wan as a kid and how he grew close to his Master, Qui-Gon; I enjoyed seeing Siri and Adi since Siri is my second favorite character after Obi-Wan.
    Even though the story is written for a younger age group(I'm several years above the targeted audience) and I still really love this series(as well as Secrets of the Jedi and the Jedi Quest books by).

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    1. Thanks! Ah yes, I agree. I finished every Star Wars Jude Watson books a year or so ago, but I still love 'em like you do.

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  2. I think I was 13 or so when I first read the series, and now that I'm 21 I love it even more than then :D. I came to know Tahl, Astri, Bant, Garen... and came to love the relationship between Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon, and how things were before TPM.
    Mmmm I think I'll re-read the whole series this summer... =)

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    1. A was a bit younger than you were when I first read this, but I had the same feeling you did, even though now I'm still 12. =) I'll read some again this summer too :D

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