Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (novel)
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|Author||R. A. Salvatore|
|Cover artist||Steven D. Anderson|
|Hardcover: April 23, 2002|
Paperback: April 1, 2003
|Media type||Hardcover & Paperback|
|Preceded by||The Approaching Storm|
|Followed by||Boba Fett: The Fight to Survive|
The Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones novelization was written by R. A. Salvatore and published on April 23, 2002 by Del Rey. It is based on the script of the film of the same name. It includes much expansion of scenes and also many scenes which were cut from the movie. Some of them are original to the book.
Notable differences between the movie and the novel
The biggest addition to the story is the fact that the Lars family are introduced and have their own subplot leading up to when they appear in the movie. We read how Cliegg Lars lost his leg and the relationships between Shmi Skywalker and Owen Lars as well as his girlfriend Beru Whitesun are explored in far more detail than the film allowed.
There is also far more interaction between Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker which gives their relationship much more depth, and lists Padmé's reasons for falling for the young Jedi. This aspect of the story also includes passages where Anakin is introduced to Padmé's family on Naboo - her parents, her sister, and her sister's two young children.
In addition, the relationship between bounty hunter Jango Fett and his cloned son Boba is explored further.
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones reached 2 on the New York Times bestseller list on May 12, 2002.
- "Best Sellers: May 12, 2002". New York Times. May 12, 2002. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
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