Star Wars The High Republic: Race to Crashpoint Tower by Daniel Jose Older

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4.5 Llamas


Ok, so I love Star Wars. However, the new books in the series are quite literally garbage… I’m just going to state it how it is. The 2 books for kids 8 through 12 are clean, but the boys do NOTHING in the books… I mean come on! The first Jedi was a guy, I think these guys can do something too!!!!! The girls in the books do everything. And I don’t like that, cause that is not how it is on Earth. (Hey feminists, guys do way more than you… calm down.)

This Star Wars book is set in the High Republic. Before the rise of the Empire, before the reign of the Jedi before even the clone wars! There was the High Republic! In this book, there are 2 padawans both very different. And both not sure if they are ready to save the world form the dreaded Nihil. But, when an attack on a planets comns tower happens. They both must be willing to take up the fight to save the day!

(This is an mini review about a Star Wars book that is garbage that I got before this one. So this is a random warning in case you are wondering!) “So, originally I actually got one of the teen Star Wars books to read. However, “Star Wars: The High Republic, Out of the Shadows” is garbage… First of all the plot line was a mess, people going back in time. Fighting the really weird terrorist group known as the Nilih. And guess what, the girls do all the work. (Again sooooooo not how life happens) And then one of the main characters is VERY LGBT. Like it is mentioned waayyy to much. She misses her girlfriend. That lady is cute. She finds her girlfriend. They “makeup” in the end. It was very disturbing, and there was NO warning on the book. Nothing screamed LGBT. And all the review sites I looked at said nothing either… so don’t spend money on that book. It is so not worth it. ” (Ok ranting over now.)

So instead of that book, I got this book. Cause I still love Star Wars! But if they are going to go down hill, then I’m going to have to be choosy ok? This book is a kids book, 8-12, but it was waayyy better than the teen one! It was funny, action packed, had very cool illustrations, and is very clean. But the plot line does rush through the story. And the girls yet again do everything. And there might be some man eating beasts in the book too. (But the monsters were kind-of funny in a man-eating kind-of way)

Over all, I suggest this book and The Test of Courage Star Wars book. They are the only clean ones I have found so far; but I will be on the search for more! Have an amazing day!!!! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • A Star Wars great for kids 8 and up!
  • Action, adventure and awesomeness!


  • Some violence and man eating creatures.

The Republic Fair is coming! Visitors from all over the galaxy are traveling to the planet Valo for a massive, awe-inspiring festival celebrating the Republic. While his fellow Valons prepare for the fair, Jedi Padawan Ram Jomaram is hiding out in his favorite place: a dingy garage filled with mechanical parts and tools. But when a security alarm goes off on the nearby hilltop nicknamed Crashpoint Peak, he ventures out with his trusty droid V-18 to investigate. There he discovers that someone has knocked out Valo’s communications tower―a frightening sign that Valo, and the Republic Fair, are in danger. Sure enough, as Ram races to warn the Jedi, the dreaded Nihil unleash a surprise attack! It’s up to Ram to face down the enemy at Crashpoint Tower and send a call for help to the Republic. Luckily, he’s about to get some assistance from unexpected new friends…

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