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From New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity, Rose Under Fire), this middle-grade novel is all about the pilots and technicians of the Resistance's very own Cobalt Squadron. New characters from The Last Jedi, including mechanic Rose Tico and her gunner sister Paige, get the chance to shine in this hardcover adventure.
When I picked up Cobalt Squadron, I wasn't expecting much. It was a short, easy read, and as part of the Journey to The Last Jedi books, I knew it would somehow lead into the events of the film. I really appreciated getting to know Rose and Paige and witness how special their relationship was. I really wish I'd read this story before seeing the movie, because it really helped justify Rose's "sacrifice" at the end of the film. It's a slow read until about the last quarter, but it was still entertaining and worth the time.