Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back - Donald F. Glut "Adventure, excitement...A Jedi craves not these things"
Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia are on Hoth with the main Rebel base. But Vader's singular goal is to find Luke Skywalker. When the Imperials find the Rebel base on Hoth, the Rebels must flee the Empire. But the Falcon is damaged...and Luke has been called to train under the mysterious Jedi Master, Yoda.
NOTE: Based on novel and audiobook.

I Liked:
I really liked Glut's writing style. It's nice and clean, easy on the ears. Also, Glut does a great job describing the scenes we see in the movie and generally translating the movie script into book form. I wasn't confused at what he was talking about (of course, partly that is because I knew the movie...).
The characters are nicely done. Luke feels like the young, eager, beginning Jedi; Han is a perfect rogue; Leia is a really strong character (I really appreciate this, as women in science fiction get bad rap for being a sex object and not much else).
Glut also gives an idea of how much time transpires in The Empire Strikes Back. Luke's training takes quite some time and endures much more training than is seen in the movie.

I Didn't Like:
I complained about A New Hope for being a dressed up version of the movie. Well, this novel is even worse. Other than changing Yoda's color from green to blue, having Hobbie crash into General Veers' AT-AT, and giving a more specific timeline for Luke's training and Han and Leia's travails in the Falcon, there is no difference from the movie, no deleted scenes, nothing notable or outstanding. There is little new insight into the characters, little more than you could already glean from watching the movie. This may not seem a bad thing, but most people go into a novelization trying to learn more about the characters and behind the scenes. If the book is basically a written version of the movie, why not just watch the movie? Why not watch Harrison Ford charming Carrie Fisher's Leia, or see the Yoda puppet cackle, or watch Billy Dee Williams as the charismatic gambler/Judas?

Dialogue/Sexual Situations/Violence:
Han tells another Rebel "I'll see you in h***".
Han and Leia exchange an intimate kiss.
Darth Vader Force chokes Admiral Ozzel. A Rebel pilot crashes into an AT-AT.

This isn't a bad book, but I have a hard time recommending it. It pretty much is the movie in book form; most people would get more enjoyment from watching the movie than reading about it. I think all Star Wars fans should read once, but other than that, it is skippable.