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Star Wars the High Republic: A Test of Courage
Star Wars the High Republic: A Test of Courage | Justina Ireland
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Long before the Clone Wars, the Empire, or the First Order, the Jedi lit the way for the galaxy in a golden age known as the High Republic!Vernestra Rwoh is a new Jedi Knight at age sixteen, but her first real assignment feels an awful lot like babysitting. She's been charged with supervising twelve-year old aspiring inventor Avon Starros on a cruiser headed to the dedication of a wondrous new space station called Starlight Beacon. But soon into their journey, bombs go off aboard the cruiser. While the adult Jedi try to save the ship, Vernestra, Avon, Avon's droid J-6, a Jedi Padawan, and an ambassador's son make it to an escape shuttle, but communications are out and supplies are low. They decide to land on a nearby moon, which offers shelter but not much more. And unbeknownst to them, danger lurks in the forest?.
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Mollyanna
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Finally making some time to catch up on #StarWarsBuddyRead

This is my first High Republic novel and I really enjoyed it, especially J-6 (who doesn‘t love a droid with attitude). Although a MG book, it handled topics such as grief and integrity really well. I‘m looking forward to more of these novels.

BookwormAHN So far the MG ones have been my favorite 😺 3mo
Mollyanna Good to know. I‘m about 1/3 of the way through the next MG and am really enjoying it. 3mo
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TieDyeDude
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I listened to the audio version. The narrator's voice was a little cutesy at times, which is understandable since most of the characters are children, but it wasn't my favorite. Entertaining, with some intriguing bits left hanging at the end. Not sure if I should expect them to come into play in the higher aged entries or comics.

TieDyeDude I am also a little disappointed with the way it seemingly leans very heavily into the Force being a stand-in for Christianity ("the force works in mysterious ways" "put your trust in the Force" etc). I'm not sure yet if that is a theme of this era, but it was laid on thick in this book. 9mo
StaceGhost Isn‘t Justina Ireland the author who brought us LGTB inclusive zombie civil war? 9mo
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BookwormAHN
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Hey everyone! I'm taking over for @Riveted_Reader_Melissa for #StarWarsBuddyRead This month's book A Test of Courage I throughly enjoyed. I know it's a little early but what are everyone thoughts so far?
Also here is a quiz if you're interested to see what High Republic villain you are
https://www.starwars.com/news/quiz-which-star-wars-the-high-republic-villain-are...
If anyone wants to be added or removed please let me know.

CrowCAH I know these books can be kinda read in any order, but I was gona try to tackle them in publication order. With the new year and starting other books I didn‘t read this one. And I don‘t want to force a catch up read. You don‘t have to tag me. Thanks for taking over the Star Wars Buddy Read. I hope everyone enjoys living in a galaxy far far away! 10mo
Jari-chan I didn't really get into Light Of The Jedi, but thoroughly enjoyed this one here. I liked the characters and how they grew and became friends. BTW: I'm the Drengir 😂 10mo
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BookwormAHN @CrowCAH Okay, enjoy the books when you get to them. 10mo
BookwormAHN @Jari-chan I enjoyed this one more too. I got Marchion Ro 😸 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you again so much for taking over, have a great time with it! 10mo
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BookwormAHN
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A great Star Wars middle grade read. Vernestra, Imri, Avon, J-6 & Honesty are on a luxury liner headed to Starlight Beacon when bombs start going off. Vernestra who is a newly made Jedi knight & Imri a padawan help the others escape & then end up stranded on uninhabited planet.
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AkashaVampie Awesome job sweetie. 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 11mo
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Nessavamusic Great job!! 11mo
Roary47 Awesome! 11mo
Clwojick Woohoo! ❤️ 11mo
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The_Literary_Jedi
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A great addition to the young Star Wars catalog! The characters are of an age a middle-grade reader can relate too & they each experience a big, scary event with different emotions which the reader can understand. A very simplified but age-appropriate look into politics, emotions, & acts of violence. Characters are enjoyable, story has plenty of suspense & action for kids. 📚📚📚📚 #starwarsbuddyread

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Jari-chan
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I'm reviewing this one before the last book we read for the #StarWarsBuddyRead - but I just enjoyed this one here so much, I just have to. Of course, when Justina Ireland writes a book, it turns out well. This one here even turned out very well. I got a deep connection with the characters, and it was great, how Ireland wrote about Dark Side and its promises. It always felt nice to continue reading this book, and I'm somewhat sad, ⬇

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11mo
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sarahgreatlove
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I‘ve not read many Star Wars junior novels but I really liked this. I actually ended up with the physical book and audiobook at the same time, so I went for audio. I love these group of kids and hope we get to hear more of them. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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LMAN8BSA
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This is the second entry into the High Republic era of Star Wars and I‘ve gotta say, the story is a BLAST. We meet some wonderful new Jedi as well as children of politicians as they work to survive after disaster strikes.

This is geared towards young readers, however, I found lots of joy in the story told, the feelings of each character, and potential impacts on adults like me. This book would be great for Star Wars fans of any age!

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Jgotham
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“You cannot judge yourself by others, Imri. You can only judge yourself by your own efforts.” Good advice left by Imri‘s master.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Came home from work with only one ARC but oh what an ARC! Excited to dive into the world of Star Wars The High Republic. I‘m starting with the MG book, my co-worker the YA, and then we‘ll switch. I can‘t say much about it—at least until the embargo date has passed—but I will say a chance to read this book early makes the day just a little bit better.