Bound To Stay Bound

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 Test of courage (Star Wars: the High Republic)
 Author: Ireland, Justina

 Publisher:  Disney Lucasfilm Press (2021)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 248 p.,  18 cm

 BTSB No: 480176 ISBN: 9781368057301
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Science fiction
 Star Wars fiction
 Survival skills -- Fiction
 Adventure fiction

Price: $20.48

When a transport ship is abruptly kicked out of hyperspace as part of a galaxy-wide disaster, newly-minted teen Jedi Vernestra Rwoh, a young Padawan, an audacious tech-kid, and the son of an ambassador are stranded on a jungle moon where they must work together to survive both the dangerous terrain and a hidden danger lurking in the shadows.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 6.30
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 512717

   Kirkus Reviews (12/15/20)
   School Library Journal (01/01/21)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 01/01/2021 Gr 3–6—Before Skywalker, the clone wars, and the empire, Jedi Knights worked with the force to guard peace and justice. This new series is set in the High Republic, an optimistic and noble time before the fall of the Jedis. In this novel, readers meet four young characters: the inventive and rebellious daughter of a senator, a young padawan, an exemplary teen Jedi, and the son of an ambassador. Aboard a luxurious ship, the Steady Wing, the Ambassador of Dalnan and representatives from the Republic plan on traveling through hyperspace to discuss the Dalnans joining the Republic for safety and security. What begins as an exciting adventure to build the Republic turns into a catastrophe when the ship is sabotaged. For these four young space travelers, their trip is turned upside down. Landing on a moon where the near-constant rain burns everything it touches and there's a new enemy at every turn, they are challenged in more ways than they could have expected. Ireland writes a compelling story for young readers who want to explore a new chapter in the "Star Wars" saga. Readers will love the unique personalities of these fresh characters and will eagerly await the next title. VERDICT An engaging adventure for young "Star Wars" fans, and a great introduction for new visitors to the galaxy far, far away.—Julie Jesernik, Warrenville P.L., IL - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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