Jedi Academy is the first book in the Jedi Academy Series: Adventures of Roan Novachez written by Jeffrey Brown
A young boy named Roan Novachez living on Tatooine is disappointed to learn that he has been rejected by Pilot Academy, but is soon invited to attend Jedi academy at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. There, he learns that he possesses an innate talent for the use of the Force and that he will learn to harness it under some of the Jedi's greatest masters, including the wise and powerful Yoda and the talented lightsaber expert Mr. Garfield. Roan settles into the life of a typical schoolboy, from struggling through homework, learning to make new friends in an unfamiliar situation, and catching up with a class that has been studying for years things which are entirely new to him. Along the way, he finds friends including Pasha and Gaiana, but must deal with bullies such as Cyrus and Cronah. A diligent student, he earns good grades in many of his classes, but begins to worry that he will never be able to tap into his talent to use the Force.