Book Review | Choose Your Destiny: A Luke and Leia Adventure

Book Review | Choose Your Destiny: A Luke and Leia Adventure

Learn more of the Millennium Falcon’s long history in this Choose Your Own Adventure story featuring Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia

When the Nema, a Rebel freighter carrying much needed medical supplies and its fighter escort is attacked by mysterious Tie Fighters resulting in the Nema’s disappearance, a puzzling mystery is launched. With strict orders from Mon Mothma to stay out of it, Leia enlists Luke’s help to get the Nema and its supplies back before more freighters can be lost.

Star Wars: A Luke & Leia Adventure: A Choose Your Destiny Chapter Book | By Cavan Scott

This is the first choose your own adventure book I’ve read. For those not familiar with the concept, the book isn’t read straight through from cover to cover. Instead, when the characters reach a point in the story when a decision has to be made, for instance to follow or not follow orders, you make the decision for them and the story tells you what page to turn to based on your choice. These kinds of books can be quite popular due to the fact that they engage the reader actively in the story. Disney Lucasfilm Press has released two in addition to this one, with a fourth one to be released as part of the Journey to The Rise of Skywalker. This one is part of the Flight of the Falcon line of stories that tells the history of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.

There were many choices that had to be made throughout the story. However, not all of them lead somewhere. Most choices lead to dead ends in the story with a note to go back and help Luke and Leia make a better choice. Several leads to the same outcome eventually no matter what is picked. As I said, I’ve never read a book like this before, but I’m pretty sure the outcome of the story is supposed to change with what you pick and there should be multiple endings. Even if there’s only one ending, how you get there should change depending on what was chosen. But in this instance, there was only one “right” path.

Choose Your Destiny Team

Cavan Scott has written several Star Wars Middle-Grade stories in the past several years. Most notably the Adventures in Wild Space which feature the adventures of the Graff family during the Empire and stories as part of the Star Wars Adventures series which also focus on the Graff family, but during the Resistance era.

Elsa Charretier is a French illustrator and artist that contributes to the Star Wars Adventures series of comics published by IDW. She is also the writer and artist on Infinite Loop for IDW.

This book is be great for young readers just starting out with independent reading. It’s also be beneficial for reluctant readers because it engages them in the story.

Star Wars A Luke & Leia Adventure: A Choose Your Destiny Chapter Book is published by Disney Lucasfilm Press and is available to buy NOW!

 

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Melissa Villy is a regular Staff Writer for Future of the Force. She is a passionate Star Wars fan and is the custodian of the FOTF Jedi Archives. Follow her on Twitter @JediLibrarian42 where she uses the force frequently!

 

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