Reading Level: Middle Grade
Genre: Magical Realism
Length: 176 pages
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Release Date: August 1, 2011
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Origami Yoda series
Source: Swapped through Paperbackswap.com
Rating: 4/5 stars
This is the second book in the Origami Yoda series. It was just as well done as the first book; I think middle grade boys will really enjoy these…especially if they are Star Wars fan.
Last year Dwight helped the class with his strangely accurate advice from his Origami Yoda. This year however is a dark year, Dwight’s nemesis Harvey has created Darth Paper and is sabotaging all the good Origami Yoda does. This book is a collection of anecdotes from Dwight’s classmates who are banding together to save Dwight from reform school. But does he really need saving? Or has Origami Yoda already saved everyone?
This was an entertaining, heartfelt, and humorous read. I enjoyed it and think middle grade kids (especially boys) will probably love it. It helps if you are a bit of a Star Wars fan as well so that you get all the Star Wars references.
The main part of the book is a collection of stories from different students about how Origami Yoda and Dwight helped them. The book is put together in a very fun with with different sections in different fonts and fun little sketches and cartoons throughout.
Overall I enjoyed it. This book is put together well and fun to read. It’s really aimed at middle grade boys and I think that audience will enjoy even more than I did.