The Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
novelization was written by R. A. Salvatore
and published on 23 April 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
will see into each other much more, and more anger will be brought into the young Jedi
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 see 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 shows Padmé's reasons for falling for the young Jedi
. This aspect of the story also includes scenes 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.