Friday, October 28, 2011

Darth Paper Strikes Back - Tom Angleberger

Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger
This is the sequel to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda which I enjoyed but not as much as most. Though I loved Darth Paper Strikes Back. It just clicked for me. All the same kids are back including Dwight with his origami Yoda. Dwight is a little awkward, never knowing the right thing to say but for some reason his origami Yoda which he wears on his finger gives great advice. Now in the 7th grade, everyone is looking forward to getting Yoda like advice when needed, but everything goes wrong when Dwight's least favorite person Harvey makes a Darth Paper, that's far from nice. The school isn't big enough for two origami Star Wars characters. Soon after Darth Paper appears Dwight is kicked out of school.

Tommy, Sara, Mike and some of the other kids open a new case file to prove to the school board that Dwight should be let back into school. Everyone shares a story about how they were helped by Origami Yoda. Like the first book, the story is filled with some wonderful illustrations. (great choice for Wimpy Kid Fans) The origami Yoda is so adorable. The narrator is a boy named Tommy. One of the books many strengths are the voices of the kids who support Dwight. Once again it was nice seeing the weird kid as the main character. The chapters are short with great names like Origami Yoda and the Body Odor in Wonderland. The ending was so unexpected and I absolutely loved it. Now I am all about the Origami Yoda books. In the back there are instructions on how to make an origami Yoda and a darth paper.

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