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[This story occurs during the Rise of the Empire era]
Events that occur between 22 years and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.

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Published May 2002 by Scholastic Books:

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The Fight to Survive
Terry Bisson
Scholastic Books
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1 review [Average review score: 3 / 5]

Before he became a feared and deadly bounty hunter, Boba Fett had to weather a childhood in one of the most tumultuous eras of the galaxy. He carries the skills of his father, Jango, and a solitude born of his friendless childhood on his stark homeworld of Kamino. He must rely on his strength, intelligence, and the hard lessons learned from his father to survive.
Boba Fett is not like other boys. His father, Jango Fett, is a bounty hunter. His planet, Kamino, is home to an army of clones. He has no friends, no school. The one thing he does have is a future as a bounty hunter. This future comes quickly.
Suddenly Boba Fett is all alone in a dangerous galaxy. He must struggle for safety and vengeance using his strength, his intelligence and his father's hard lessons.
Boba Fett will grow up to be one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy.
But first he must survive his childhood.

This story occurs just prior, during and immediately after the Battle of Geonosis, approximately 22 years before the Battle of Yavin.

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Review by Bones, UK, 2010:

"Terry Bisson begins the Boba Fett series of children's books with the painful experience of losing a parent and rendering poor Boba alone in the galaxy. The book is told from Boba's point of view, describing first his relationship with his father, Jango, and then detailing his thoughts, feelings and actions in the aftermath of the battle of Geonosis.
"This book can be roughly split into two sections: before Jango's death and after Jango's death. The first section runs alongside Attack of the Clones, with Jango and Boba touching the main storyline where appropriate (the opening assassination, the encounter with Obi-Wan, the start of the Clone Wars) and for the most part describes well the paternal relationship. The second half diverges from the film's storyline and charts its own course. This is where the book slips slightly. Obviously, as a young reader's book, it is bound to be more simplistic in terms of the language and the intricacy of the plot etc. but there are some elements to the second part of the story that seem a little out of place, for example, Boba outsmarting a Jedi starfighter, or tricks that Jango had taught Boba in the past springing up in a quasi-deus-ex-machina style. It is only a minor gripe (as I said, it is only a young reader's book) but there were just one or two moments where I wasn't entirely convinced by the way events resolved themselves.
"Nevertheless, this is an interesting start to the series. The essence of Boba is captured very well, with child-like naïveté accompanied by the inevitable sorrow, as well as the intense desire to make his father proud and this characterisation is the best feature of the book. Hopefully this will continue in the subsequent books."

Rating: 3 / 5

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