Title: Guardians of the Galaxy: The Junior Novel
Author: Chris Wyatt
Year of Publication: 2014
Genre: Childrens, Media Tie-In
Format: Audio book
Length: 1 hour and 39 minutes
Summary: An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy tells the story of a group of cosmic misfits–Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot–who band together to protect a mysterious orb against Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe.
Amazingly, I only have four points to make about this book.
1. Did it really just make the movie version make more sense by giving extra detail that the movie should have gave?
2. No celeb narrator? Really? In theory that should have been easy to do. When you give this a listen, you’ll understand why no star would want to give this book the time of day.
3. It amuses me how the author went about censoring the film for the kids. Ie: Remember Quill’s one night stand he had left on his ship while getting the orb? Don’t worry, he was super polite this time and dropped her back to her space home and gave her a space kiss on the cheek. Yeah, she’s not there.
4. Let’s just forget about the last forty or so minutes of the movie shall we for this book adaption. Because that is what they did.
Bad book for adults to read for fun. Might be okay for kids if they don’t care about details too much (aka KID: ‘why does the book stop here mommy? Where’s the rest of it?’ MOMMY: ‘there are a lot of reasons, little one. where would you like me to begin?’)
Worst part: It just ended way before the actual movie ending.
Best part: Gives you a little more insight and sense into the movie.
Recommend For: Little kids who enjoyed the movie.
Other Books by This Author: Avengers: Age of Ultron: The Junior Novel and Star-Lord: Knowhere to Run: A Mighty Marvel Chapter Book