Friday, October 16, 2015

Review: Vader's Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown


SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS:
In this irresistibly funny follow-up to the breakout bestseller Darth Vader and Son, Vader--Sith Lord and leader of the Galactic Empire--now faces the trials, joys, and mood swings of raising his daughter Leia as she grows from a  sweet little girl into a rebellious teenager.
Smart and funny illustrations by artist Jeffrey Brown give classic Star Wars moments a twist by bringing these iconic family relations together under one roof. From tea parties to teaching Leia how to fly a TIE fighter, regulating the time she spends talking with friends via R2-D2's hologram, and making sure Leia doesn't leave the house wearing only a skirted metal bikini, Vader's parenting skills are put hilariously to the test.

MY TAKE:
While I enjoyed Darth Vader and Son a tiny bit more, I still thoroughly enjoyed this book.

In Vader's Little Princess, the focus is now on Vader's relationship with Princess Leia from her childhood until she becomes a teenager.

I think I enjoyed Darth Vader and Son more because that book was entirely about Luke as a child. Here, there are many scenes wherein Leia is already a teenager, and while those scenes were funny, they weren't as cute. They were all still on-point, though. I think plenty of fathers and daughters will be able to relate to them.

For example, there's a scene wherein Darth Vader is teaching Princess Leia how to drive. My favorite sequence, though, is the one wherein Darth Vader subtly threatens teenage Han Solo by showing him the carbon freezing chamber.

If you're a Star Wars fan, even if you don't have a daughter, you really need to get your hands on this book.

THE GOOD:

  1. Fathers and daughters will be able to relate to this.
  2. There are some very funny sequences featuring Han Solo.
  3. It covers Leia's childhood and teenage years.

THE BAD:

  1. I would have loved a little bit more scenes from Leia's childhood. 

READ IT IF:

  1. You are looking for a perfect father-daughter read.
  2. You are a Star Wars fan.
  3. Your child loves Star Wars. 

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