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The Dangerous Games (Star Wars)

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Sent to the Galactic Games to preserve the peace, Anakin Skywalker defies his mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi's orders against podracing when he learns of the chance to challenge childhood rival Sebulba.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Scholastic Paperbacks
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Brendan Butterworth
Though a Jedi supposedly does not care for adventure and excitement, you simply can't keep young Anakin Skywalker away from Podracing. When Obi-Wan Kenobi and his gifted Padawan are dispatched to the Galactic Games on a peacekeeping mission, an illegal Podracing competition catches Anakin's eager eye. As a Jedi Padawan, Anakin is supposed to abandon his past life in service to the Force, but his racing days and old rivalries return at high speed. Anakin squares off against Hekula, son of Sebulba ...more
When Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are send tot the Galactic Games, they are meant to be keepers of the peace. Then they discover an illegal event that Anakin knows all too well: Podracing. Even though Obi-Wan forbids it, Anakin cannot resist the thrill of the race—the chance to face off against his childhood rival, the loathsome Sebulba.
As a Jedi, Anakin is supposes to let go of his past. But his past will not let go of him.
Suitable for children aged 8+ and those who have seen the films.
Obi wan and Anakin are sent to guard the galaxy version of the Olympic Games. There's corruption a foot, and an illegal Podrace. Anakin meets up with some old podracing rivals and there is a really good action sequence. This is a fast paced story, and has that unputdownable quality. A very good read.
This book was exciting because of Anakin's willingness to help others. The most exciting part is when Obi-Wan is in that time race that he was able to cream the champion. Another exciting part is at the end of the pod race wen Anakin at the last second was able to pass the leader and win the race.
Daniel Rose
Having anakin race again in a pod race this time with someone's life on the line was not very original. The book had some other underlying themes but basically it lacked for real depth in the story but what can you expect when the books are written for young adults.
i am not a fan of podracing. i do like the opportunity to see past characters though. the book was simply okay.

we are starting to see some of the mistrust that anakin has for obi-wan and the weaving is going pretty well.
A better-than-usual Jedi Quest volume featuring an old enemy of Anakin's. Fans of the series so far should read this as soon as possible.
Revisionist storytelling doesn't rate high with me, but I like the continued use of characters from Obi-Wan's past (Didi, etc).
Larry Rathbun
***Read all of these before letting my 10 year old read them. Solid juvenile story, nothing objectionable.
Woo! More podracing. Unfortunately, not near as exciting to read about as it is to watch.
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