Book Review: The Fight to Survive

by Melissa on August 31, 2010 · 0 comments

in 9-12, ATOS 4.0-4.9, Adventure, Lexile 500-599, Sci-Fi

Title: The Fight to Survive
Series: Star Wars Boba Fett #1
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Author: Terry Bisson
Age Range: 9-12
Lexile: [?] 540L
AR Level: [?] 4.2
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We’re not allowed to say anything very specific at this point without revealing some of the biggest surprises of Episode II. So let’s just say that Boba Fett, the incredibly popular bounty hunter from Episode II (featuring in the massively selling SHADOW OF THE EMPIRE spin-off) is back — and he’s a kid with some major, major issues. This series will follow Boba Fett from Episode II onward — consider him the anti-Jedi apprentice.


Surprisingly graphic violence for the recommended age-range.  Really, really surprising. Some kids may be bothered by the level of violence and some of the harshness of being a bounty hunter’s child. Proceed with caution.


None [?]

Sexual Content





A bounty hunter is described as a killer for hire. Some description of a mouse-type creature screaming before it is killed. Child knows it is important that he can do stuff that is creepy or cruel as a future bounty hunter. Child’s grownup friend is killed. Child uses blaster canon to try to help his dad in a fight. Some description of a coliseum-style fight, ‘blood and bodies were flying’, ‘The dirt and sand under his feet were soaked with blood. Bodies lay in heaps on all sides.’ ‘ignoring the shouts of the living or the screams of the dying’. Child finds his father’s body.


‘A mother seemed like a nice thing to have.’  A man is cloned into an entire army which is hurtful to his child. Father to son: ‘I would be worried if you didn’t disobey me at least once in your life. It’s part of growing up. Part of the process of gaining your independence.’ A group of nefarious characters recommend committing crimes as a way for a child to earn money.



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