Do you want to know a little bit more about the three major new Star Wars characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens? You do! Do you have the Hoopla Digital app from your local library? Then you can read about Finn, Rey, Poe for free in the novella Star Wars: Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka. Otherwise it is $8.50 on Amazon.
You are not going to learn anything ground breaking in Star Wars: Before the Awakening, so feel free to read it even if you haven’t seen the movie yet. It just provides a little background information on the new crew in three short stories. Like why Finn can use a light saber, why Rey is so good at fixing things, and how Poe got in to the Resistance. Plus just a little more info on what the Resistance is in the first place.
Actually you get the most Force Awakens background info out of Poe’s story which makes his the most worth reading. Though I did like the little tease of how things work in The First Order with Finn. Rey’s story is good, but you don’t get any new info. Just that she works hard on Jakku. Fun but lacking any substance.
Star Wars: Before the Awakening was a good little read and easy to recommend to Star Wars fans. Especially if you have the Hoopla app and can read it for free. Since it is so short, I might wait for the price to drop if you are Hoopla-less. I enjoyed spending a little more time with the three new lead characters, and I suspect you will too.