After seeing The Force Awakens, I want to know everything I possibly can about the new “Big Three” because I love them all so much. So of course I drove straight into Before the Awakening and loved it. The book is in three sections, one for each character, and each section shows something about the character before where we meet them in the movie.
Finn’s section really helped to explain his mindset about training and battle. Rey’s story broke my heart. I really enjoyed it, though. It definitely showed the struggle she endured on Jakku trying to get food and protect her finds. Finally, Poe’s story was just really interesting and fun. I liked how it was all about him and his X-wing friends. It reminded me of the Rogue Squadron book I read recently. I liked that it also touched on the current politics and how the Resistance fits into the Republic.