Sequel to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Last school year, Dwight’s Origami Yoda turned McQuarrie Middle School upside down with his accurate predictions and timely advice. And, though Tommy did a great job of proving that Yoda was real, Harvey still scoffed and ridiculed. Now, the very first day of seventh grade, Harvey arrives with Darth Paper, Yoda’s origami arch-enemy. “Don’t underestimate the power of the darkside,” he proclaims. Harvey’s goal? To get rid of Dwight and his “Paperwad Yoda” forever. When Jen seeks Yoda’s advice about trying out for the high school’s JV cheer squad, Yoda tells her, “Zero hour comes. Prepare to meet your doom.” Jen, disturbed by these words, takes Darth Paper’s advice and tells the principal. As a result, Dwight gets suspended. Tommy collects testimonials to present to the school board in hopes that Dwight will be reinstated. Will the darkness prevail or will the force win?
The book was a bit of a rehash of the first one, but Tommy’s collection of new stories still makes for a fun read. Personally, I would have enjoyed some real swash-buckling light-saber duels between Darth and Yoda. Both origami puppets were written as bland one-dimensional characters.
Recommended Age Group? Kids in Grades 4-6
Tom Angleberger also wrote
Horton Halfpott: Or, the Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; or, The Loosening of M’Lady Luggertuck’s Corset