I liked this book a lot! I love how it is not just a novelization of the movie, but expands many scenes and makes them more interesting. I especially liked the backstory is what was happening on Tatooine with Shmi and the Lars family. I was glad to get to know Owen, Cliegg, and Beru better. It also made Shmi’s death sadder because it wasn’t just about Anakin’s pain, but the whole family’s.
I also really liked getting to see Padmé’s family. That definitely helped make her feel like a more rounded character. Another good family dynamic was Jango and Boba. It was good to see them and flesh out their characters as well.
Overall, this was a fun book to read. As Yoda says, “Begun, the Clone War has.” I’m excited to dive into this time period.