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“The Strange Case of Origami Yoda” by Tom Angleberger

"The Strange Case of Origami Yoda" by Tom Angleberger

“The Strange Case of Origami Yoda” by Tom Angleberger

I’ve been on a Star Wars kick lately, and “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda” by Tom Angleberger is  my “You must read this!” recommendation to Star Wars fans, especially those young at heart.

Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that weren’t strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise and prescient. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a pop quiz, guesses who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and saves a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwight’s classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. With contributions from his puzzled classmates, he assembles the case file that forms this novel.

It’s a clever story told through “case files” of the different kids at the middle school relating their interactions with Origami Yoda and how their problems were solved with Origami Yoda’s help. But was it really Origami Yoda or was it Dwight?
Fun book with details that will put a smile on a Star Wars fan’s face (like “McQuarrie Middle School”). Highly recommended.