And the theme continues, as does the nightly reading of Star Wars movie novelizations with my kid. I’m so glad he’s into this stuff, rather than those awful Wimpy Kid books. Although he did just have to read How to Eat Fried Worms for school, which was terrible!
These novelizations are based on the screenplays of the movies, and they often can fill in some of the back story and the subtext. I also think that they do a fair amount of retconning (more so in the first three books than in these). Anyway, so there’s this princess. She’s important, and maybe rebelling against something. And there’s this kid who lives on a planet made entirely of sand, or something like that. And a guy who smuggles things and works with a giant walking carpet. And some old dude who might have done some interesting stuff a while back. He has a really cool light sword thingie too.
I’m enjoying these books a bit more than the first three, mostly because I liked these movies a whole lot more than the first three. Sometimes when I’m reading the book to the kid, I try to do the voices the way I hear them in my head from my childhood. I do not do a good job with that. But it’s still kind of fun.