Star Wars Rebels: The Rebellion Begins (Junior Novelization)

Star Wars Rebels: The Rebellion Begins (Junior Novelization) - Michael Kogge

Please check out my review of the connected SW Rebels book A New Dawn.


I don't usually read junior novelizations of shows, etc. I like as I've found few add anything to what I already know. For reasons I get into in my previous review, I decided to give this one a shot.


This is the straight novelization of the long pilot for the series and if you've seen it, there aren't any real surprises. It's a good basic plot of the young boy who seems ordinary but isn't (the Luke Skywalker of this show) meets and gets dragged into a group of rebels who are fighting the Empire the best they can.


The dialogue, everything was the same but there were enough added tidbits to make things interesting. We get a glimpse of what the characters are thinking and the emotions are spelled out more clearly then shown at times. We particularly get a look into the relationship between Hera and Kanan as well as Ezra's deeper feelings about the events going on around him.


The writing was easy to read but not overly simplistic. I quite enjoyed the quick read and did manage to gain new incites to the show. One of the better junior novelizations I've read in quite awhile.