This is actually more of a 2.5 star read for me. Some of the character names made no sense, spelling them phonetically instead of as they were actually spelled. It also felt like the author really didn't know his characters well, because they weren't well developed beyond the screenplay versions of them. It did have a few interesting moments with Darth Vader, which caused me to round up my rating of it. It is just not quite as good as the other novelizations, and the movie just does this more justice.