Lost Stars by Claudia Gray Review

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This is my review of Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

The Plot

The story is about a young boy and a young girl who are from the same planet but from completely different worlds. They both share the same dream of one day becoming a pilot and their shared dream creates a lifelong friendship. They go to the same school and eventually start feeling something more than just friendship for each other. You get to experience alot of what happened in the old Star Wars movies but being on the Republic’s side. Graduation from school and getting positioned in different places leads to them going in different directions and one of them joining the Rebellion. They must now fight each other because they believe in different things.

The Characters

Thane Kyrell: He is a son of an aristocrat on the planet Jelucan. He is a person that allways fight for what he believes in and will do anything to achieve his dream of becoming a pilot. He comes from a quite dysfunctional family with an abusing father and a brother that is very mean to him. He kind of reminds me of Harry Potter with the Dursleys. His dream is not working for the Republic as much as it is to leave Jelucan and his family. He is happy aslong as he is were Ciena is.

Ciena Ree: She is a girl from a rural village in Jelucan. Her family are poor and her mom has a high position on a mine factory. She lives by the rule of always following rules and always doing the right thing. The village she is from put loyalty and honesty very high and she does not lie. She comes from a very happy family and learns very quickly that Thane doesn’t. She and Thane are very dependent on each other and help each other be the better version of them selves.

The setting

Jelucan: A planet that is on the outer rim. There is a very clear difference between the rich and the poor on this planet.

The Academy of Corusant: This is were Thane and Ciena go to Cadet school. This is were the pilots and the stormtroopers are educated and taught in different subjects such as flying, hand to hand combat and intelligence.

The death star: Yes we are here aswell and it is pretty cool!

I loved reading from the other side’d perspective and enjoyed this book way more than I thought I would.

 4,5 out of 5 stars

 

 

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