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This Star Wars Novel Reveals Rey, Finn, And Poe’s Backstories

by Ben Reeves on Dec 23, 2015 at 05:30 AM

Star Wars The Force Awakens seems to be dismissing the doubts of even most ardent Star Wars fans. Basically, we love the film, but you can only go to the theater and analyze scenes for new info so many times. If you’re still looking for more insight into this new addition of the Star Wars mythos, check out the new book: Star Wars The Force Awakens: Before the Awakening.

Before the Awakening is an anthology of three short stories that give readers a look at the lives of of Rey, Finn, and Poe just before the events of the film. Its technically marketed as a young adult book, but Greg Rucka is a great writer and its a fun, breezy read for fans of any age.

If you're looking for more Star Wars after that, read our spoiler-filled opinion where we dig into the mysterious history of one particular character or listen to our spoiler-filled discussion of the actual film.