Star Wars The High Republic: A Test of Courage by Justina Ireland

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So, in the past I have mentioned that the new Star Wars books kind-of stink…. But THIS book was REALLY GOOD!!!!!!!! The new series in “the galaxy” is The High Republic! And so far, if they are like this book, I REALLY like them!!!!!!! (But I only read this book, so don’t quote me or anything!)

This book is about a jedi, a padawan, and 2 rebellious ambassador’s kids. And it is about them on this space shuttle heading to the new Starlight Beacon. But when trouble seems to come with them, and all the adults are trying to save the ship, the kids escape and land on a moon nearby. Where more trouble finds them; will this kids be able to save themselves, and will they find out what’s happening in this uncharted part of space?

I REALLY enjoyed the book!!!! It was funny, interesting, and really clean! There is the normal violence for Star Wars; Lightsaber fights, blaster shots, ships exploding and people trying to kill other people…. FUN! My only real complaint for this book is… The boys were wimps! This is definitely a feminine written book. The guys didn’t do anything! (Which I think is stupid…) The jedi padawan was a super emotional crybaby. And the other kid did like nothing…. Which was just weird, I mean guys do a lot of the hard work in the world, so why did this lady write them useless?!?! (Sorry, I get really mad about stuff like this. I have a lot of boy cousins who I love, and they all deserve a chance to DO something in this world!… But books like this write men useless…) Anyways, sorry about the rant. Moving on now!

Over all, this is a pretty good book, and I did really like it! But the guys in the book didn’t do much… Which I think is rude to men in general. (I did put this as a boy book, cause it’s Star Wars. But I am warning you, the guys do nothing…. Sorry boys, you shouldn’t have to put up with this!) -The Young Llama Reader.


  • A very good Star Wars novel!
  • Perfect for kids and teens!!!!!!


  • Some violence, and explosions…

Long before the Clone Wars, the Empire, or the First Order, the Jedi lit the way for the galaxy in a golden age known as the High Republic!

Vernestra Rwoh is a new Jedi Knight at age sixteen, but her first real assignment feels an awful lot like babysitting. She’s been charged with supervising twelve-year old aspiring inventor Avon Starros on a cruiser headed to the dedication of a wondrous new space station called Starlight Beacon.

But soon into their journey, bombs go off aboard the cruiser. While the adult Jedi try to save the ship, Vernestra, Avon, Avon’s droid J-6, a Jedi Padawan, and an ambassador’s son make it to an escape shuttle, but communications are out and supplies are low. They decide to land on a nearby moon, which offers shelter but not much more. And unbeknownst to them, danger lurks in the forest….

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