Like others before it, the finished film version of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story couldn't possibly contain all the, well, Star Wars Story for every character, plotline, and relationship. Luckily, as has been done since the very first Star Wars, a novelization has been released, greatly expanding on what we see on screen.
Written by Alexander Freed and published by Del Rey, (there's also an audio book version by Random House Audio read by Jonathan Davis available now), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization features the story you've enjoyed on the big screen, with more background information, more looks into the minds and hopes and fears of the characters, and an overall deeper look at the world created on screen by director Gareth Edwards and his team of writers and actors.
The book is an easy recommendation - Freed, an experienced Star Wars writer, has the world down pat; his experience in "war books" with the Battlefront novel surely helped him prepare for this one, as well. Here are five major things we learned in the novel that didn't make the film, all reasons to read the book yourself.