The Force Oversleeps (Star Wars: Jedi Academy) by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

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I purchased The Force Oversleeps for the girls because they have enjoyed the previous books in this series. This is the fifth book in Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s Jedi Academy series.

This book is about a boy named Victor who is starting his second year at Jedi Academy. He’s hoping to get the lead role in the school play, but it doesn’t work out. That’s not even the worst thing though- everyone thinks that Victor’s big sister is going to the dark side!

Two of my girls read this book as soon as we got it, and they both thought it was very funny. The story combines diary entries, comics, social media, and even articles from the school newspaper to help tell the story. My oldest daughter, who is a fan of comic strips, enjoyed the parodies of Family Circus, Garfield, and Peanuts.

I would absolutely recommend The Force Oversleeps to middle grade fans of Star Wars. My daughters say that readers should check out the previous books in this series before reading this one. At the very least, read A New Class before this one because that’s the first book in Victor’s arc.

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