Star Wars: The Force Inside “Put Me In The Story” Review

Posted December 4, 2015 by Ryan Campbell in Nerdy Bits

At this point we are two weeks away from Star Wars The Force Awakens blasting into theatres and three weeks away from Christmas it’s safe by now Star Wars is a popular gift to fans of all ages and will be a go-to gift under the tree. Which brings us to the new book from the folks over at “Put Me In The Story”, Their new Star Wars book titled Star Wars: The Force Inside is a unique one of a kind gift for any little Star Wars fan.

The process of assembling the book is very simple, simply give them the child’s name and then upload a few pictures, you also can enter a personal message that will be printed in the book. I was under the impression I would have to pick between a light side and dark side version of the book but discovered both sides are covered in a unique “flip” way so it’s like two books in one!

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I was not sure what to expect when it came to the book quality, size or durability (my son doesn’t necessarily treat his things with the best care) but I was very impressed when the book arrived at my door. It is on the larger side for children’s books and the pictures printed inside were clear and a great representation of the original image. I think we’ve all tried the “upload a picture” product before only to receive it later to see a washed out grainy picture not resembling what we submitted at all. Not the case here, the pages are vibrant and glossy and actually rather thick which means they won’t tear out so easily. I wouldn’t have been shocked to receive a cheap small book with a grainy picture of my kid in it but that was not the case here and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the quality of the product.

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As for the content I assumed it would be some easy adventure story with my child’s name thrown in at least once a page but it is actually an interactive quiz type book analyzing the force sensitivity and aptitude of the child and taking the results and advising the path they should take in the force. As an adult, I can see what they’re going for with the questions but as a kid I can only imagine the anxiety and careful care taken with each answer, hoping the results tell you what you want to hear. I know child me would have loved something like this. In between the book breaks down various heroes of both sides of the force and gives stats for their various force abilities. Again very cool for the child to see where their favorite characters stack up as they strive to achieve that level of abilities. Not sure the possible ramifications of your kid resulting in Dark Side tendencies and whether that’s a sign they will be trouble or the coolest kid ever, stay tuned.

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This book is a very cool gift for any young Star Wars fan and in a sea of Star Wars related gifts this holiday season this represents something unique and something you can do together. I would highly recommend it for the young Jedi (or Sith) in your life.


About the Author

Ryan Campbell

Avid gamer from Cincinnati Ohio. Also love Star Wars and Wrestling. Big basketball fan and dabble in really every other nerd thing out there. I would rather have a Gundam then Superpowers, so there is that.