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Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice #15: The Death Of Hope Paperback – October 1, 2001

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  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Lexile Measure: 580L (What's this?)
  • Series: Star Wars: Jedi Apprentice (Book 15)
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (October 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439139341
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439139342
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #628,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hello! Thanks for clicking. I'm Jude Watson, and I write for kids. It's the best job in the world.

As a writer, I wear two hats. As Judy Blundell I write for Young Adults, and I won the National Book Award for my novel, WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED.

I write for middle-graders while wearing my Jude Watson hat, which is a bit more colorful. Maybe it even has a spinning propeller on top. I love to write mystery-adventures with thrilling twists and oddball characters and kids who find themselves in impossible situations doing incredible things.

I do all this from a chair, in a little room, in a not-big house, in a small town on Long Island. I like to read and I like to draw (badly) and my idea of excitement is to lace up my sneakers and walk to the harbor and back. I'm a nervous flyer and though I am respectful of the physics of modern aviation I also secretly suspect that it is only the unified belief of passengers that tons of metal can hurtle through the air that keeps a plane in flight. I am also not terribly comfortable on suspension bridges. And don't even ask me to go on a ferris wheel.

I am listing these fears just to clue you in: I'm a physical coward. I'm also a creature of habit. Once in awhile I go a little crazy and take a different route to the grocery store.

Still, I'll throw incredible amounts of danger at my characters. And I'll cackle maniacally while I do it.

Other random facts: During deadline periods I am deeply committed to popcorn and apples.

Every summer I go to Cape Cod, and every summer I wish I had a whole month there. I never do.

I am waiting for the day I'll see someone reading a book of mine in an airport or a train or a diner. I will most likely embarrass myself by cavorting and singing "That's ME!"

If you want to learn more about me or take a look at my books, visit my website, judewatsonbooks.com. Until then, happy reading!

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 24, 2001
Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed the book one of the best! I love how Obi-Wan had to be the jedi "Master" though most of it.It showed that Qui-Gon is not perfect and that he needs Obi-Wan. The ending was sad. I don't think that Qui-Gon was so bad to Obi-Wan he did worry about his padawan. I think it would have be better for Qui to tell Obi about his feelings for tahl it would have helped obi understand why Qui was acting the way he did. I think its sweet that they both loved tahl(in different ways).I feel sorry for Bant How is she going to feel? She hardly knows the real Tahl.I really hoped that we could have seen Tahl on the cover so that we know what see looks like.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By VA on September 20, 2001
Format: Paperback
This story shows the personal side of Jedi Knights, with their own hopes and dreams beyond the Jedi Code. Two Jedi knights,Tahl and Qui-gon, have recently stated their love for each other, but thier joy is short lived. Tahl is kidnapped while on a mission. Qui-Gon, the epitome of Jedi strength and clam, finds him self in an emotional turmoil. He is torn between following the strict Jedi code and saving his love. Obi-Wan, bewildered by his master's change, finds himself in the 'master' role, and he helps Qui-gon to remember the Jedi way. Qui-Gon's and Obi-Wan's emotions are in battles and a good hunt and chase. One of the cliff hangers = How will Qui-Gon handle his raging grief?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "kandladin" on November 2, 2001
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In spite of the obvious unhappy nature of the plot of this book, it still manages to live up to it's predeccesers as far as plot development and scene description go, and I would say that it even surpasses many of them as far as character development goes. I won't give away the whole book, but basically this book begins almost immediately after Qui-Gon discovered that Tahl had been kidnapped. He and Obi-Wan immediately chase after her captors, their urgency intensified once they realize that the longer they take, the more of a potentially lethal paralyzing drug Balog (Tahl's captor) will pump into her body... Anyway, all else I'll say is that things are NOT what they seem! I noticed some people were irritated that this book focused mostly on Qui-Gon while Obi-Wan faded to the backround. I wonder why this is, since this series has ALWAYS (unlike Young/Junior Jedi Knights and other kiddy Star Wars books) focused almost equally on Obi-Wan (the child) and Qui-Gon (the adult) I always found that to be one of the better aspects of this series, since it provides a wider range of view for the story, and greater oppurtunity for
character development. However, if my fellow Obi-Wan fans would look hard enough, they would see that in fact this book holds more character development for Obi-Wan then ever before. Sure, he gets his leg mashed under a boulder, and messes up a few other times, but where do you think Qui-Gon would have been without Obi-Wan to take up his slack, and take charge of things, and be the master when Qui-Gon's determination to save his beloved gave way to panic? To me, this shows how far he has truly come.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "punchbug485" on September 22, 2001
Format: Paperback
The second you open this book your wont ever be able to put it back down till your at the last word! The "Follow your sences" Qui-Gon we know is no longer here. The roles are switched around...Padawan is Master...and Master is Padawan! The plot takes so many twists, but it is a sad book. Prepare for suspence and a scary side of Qui-Gon that leaves you longing for the next book!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on September 16, 2001
Format: Paperback
I liked this book, but I hated how in the whole thing, all Qui Gon worries about is Tahl- even when Obi Wan's leg gets smashed under a boulder. And in this book, Obi Wan seems to be doing everything wrong. It starts out with Obi Wan and Qui Gon going to get a probe droid to track Balog and there are tons of battles. It's kinda boring. It's also another cliffhanger. Can't wait until the next book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "shayamorph" on December 3, 2001
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Danger has struck, and nothing is the same anymore. Tahl has been captured by evil forces, and Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan must embark to save her in time amidst the troubles of New Apsolon. Ewane's daughter, Eritha, joins them in their quest to stop the evil Balog from domination -- and the mission is more difficult than it seemed. Along the way, Qui-Gon continues to experience haunting visions of a dying Tahl. He fears her death, and becomes more determined than ever to save the Jedi Knight. As the danger grows, Obi-Wan is beginning to sense a new side in his Master. Will he and Qui-Gon prevail in the search -- and stop Balog in time? Jedi Apprentice #15: The Death Of Hope was a powerful addition to the series. Although it is very sad, this one is my favorite one in the series along with The Uncertain Path. I'm sad to see the series ending soon, and the books have gotten better and better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Priscilla Stafford on August 21, 2002
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The two Jedi Knights Qui-Gon Jinn and Tahl have made to each other a commitment of love. But now that Tahl has been abducted while on a mission on the planet of Apsolon, Qui-Gon will push himself to the limit to rescue her. Qui-Gon is consumed by dark visions, visions foreseeing something terrible about to happen to Tahl. With his apprentice Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon must rescue Tahl before it's too late. But nothing is easy as both enemies and friends may not be trusted because everyone has something to hide...
"The Death of Hope" is the second book of a three book story arc. By far as most people have mentioned, this book is the most sad and touching story. Again the book focuses mostly on Qui-Gon as he struggles to sort out his feelings and to save his loved one. As you continue reading the story, the true sides of both enemies and friends are revealed. It's very confusing as the Jedis have to sort out what is truth and what are lies. I love the story how no one can be trusted and everyone is a suspect. Please be sure to read "The Ties That Bind" before reading this book. Then after reading this, "The Call to Vengeance" on hand since this book ends in a cliffhanger!
This series explains a lot about how Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan first meet. Their beginning is far from simple and all smooth-sailings, which would be pretty monotonous if it was. Though the books are said for ages 9-12, like many other reviewers I agree that the Jedi Apprentice Series are for anybody. Extremely well-written, the emotions, thoughts, and feelings of the main characters are very well put down into words. I also like the different array of humans and aliens which are portrayed, both good and bad.
Plus check out the new Jedi Quest series, dealing with the master and apprentice duo of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker.
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