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Harvey, upset when his Darth Paper finger puppet brings humiliation, gets Dwight suspended, but Origami Yoda asks Tommy and Kellan, now in seventh grade, to make a new casefile to persuade the School Board to reinstate Dwight....

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Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book Reviews

  • Ivonne Rovira
    2019-05-09 19:12

    Everyone’s favorite misfit savant is back, now in seventh grade, and in more trouble than ever!Due to a misunderstanding (and his long history of misbehavior), Dwight Tharp has been suspended from McQuarrie Middle School and recommended to be reassigned to the Correctional and Remedial Education Facility, a school for truly disturbed — and disturbing — kids. His pals Tommy, Kellen, Mike, Lance, Quivondo, and Caroline are once again compiling a casebook — this time not to decide whether Origami Yoda is real (they’ve established that) — but to prove to the school board that Dwight is a great asset to the school. But Dwight’s nemesis, the jealous Harvey, now armed with his own puppet, Darth Paper, has no intention of giving Dwight the slightest quarter.Will Dwight be back? The fact that there are four more sequels and probably more in the works answers that. But the tales of Origami Yoda’s Jedi wisdom are even more funny and clever than in the debut novel. As with The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, some of the stories are bittersweet, but all of the stories in Darth Paper Strikes Back makes me hope that the Force (and Tom Angleberger) will be with us for many years to come.Lastly, as with the debut novel, the cast narrating this book proved simply fantastic.

  • Lego Robot Ninja
    2019-04-30 17:01

    Mum: Let's start with the stars: how many?LRN: 130,000.Mum: How about five?LRN: NOOO. TOO GOOD.Mum: So, this is a sequel to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. Was it better than the first book? The same? LRN: Better, but a bit different. Dwight, the oddball in 6th grade, is going to be expelled, so his friends try to save him from his nemesis or rival, Harvey.Mum: What does Harvey have to do with Dwight being expelled?LRN: Harvey is saying bad things about Dwight, and one word: Darth Paper.(Well, that was two words, but who's counting.)Mum: We should probably mention that in the last book Dwight was the weird kid who has an oracular finger puppet based on Yoda. So, Harvey has a Darth finger puppet?LRN: Yes he does. Harvey wanted to make it look like a bad guy from Star Wars, and I bet he's going to make more Storm Troopers. And Dwight is going to make rebels.Mum: I'm a little confused: so Harvey is telling bad things about Dwight to teachers, using a finger puppet? And that is working to get Dwight expelled?LRN: Wooo. Impressive. Yes. You know it, Mum. Mum: Is it in a case file format like the previous book?LRN: Yes. Every book is like the last. Mum: Anything else you want to say?LRN: Yes, I do. There are instructions to make a Darth Paper in the back. Yay! Mum: Should we find that YouTube link to the author howing us how to make Darth Paper?LRN: Yup.

  • Colby Sharp
    2019-05-13 15:56

    Frist reading: 8/19/2011Audio Book 4/18/2012Better than the first. You must read this book!

  • John
    2019-05-15 15:18

    As a general rule, I do not read sequels. I'm SO glad I made an exception. I liked Darth Paper Strikes Back even more than Origami Yoda. Bravo, Tom Angleberger!

  • Carmen
    2019-05-05 22:13

    This was a cute sequel and an improvement on the original ORIGAMI YODA.Dwight, owner and inventor of Origami Yoda, is facing expulsion. All of his friends rally around him to present their case on why he's a great kid who deserves to stay at McQuarrie Middle School.I found that my earlier comparison of these books to DIARY OF A WIMPY KID was unjust. For one thing, the kids in this series actually have a conscience and aren't total a**holes like the Wimpy kids are. They can be annoying, gross, or immature sometimes, but they have good hearts. I like that.The drawings are still butt-ugly. I love the great advice that little origami Yoda gives to the other characters. It is so cute and funny. "Teach him you must.""That's what I wanted to do. Teach him upside his head with my board.""No!" goes Yoda. "To skateboard, teach him you must.""What? No way!""Way yes," said Yoda." One of the best chapters is when a deaf girl gets transferred to a new school and everyone starts talking real exaggerated to her, using sign language on her (which she doesn't even know!) and acting like she's the class pity case, or something. Yoda tells her how to fix it, and it's awesome. No'll just have to find out for yourself.Another great chapter is when Yoda helps the kids raise money for the school fundraiser. It's great.Well, I won't tell you how it ends - whether Dwight gets to stay in school with his friends or not - but I loved it. It was sweet, funny, and with a ton of Star Wars jokes that made me smile. Really great work from Angleberger.

  • Meli
    2019-05-22 18:56

    Muy divertido!!No había leído el 1º, pero venía viajando aburrida, lo tenía a mano y me puse a ojearlo. Lo terminé leyendo todo. Muy original y gracioso ^^

  • Kat (Lost in Neverland)
    2019-05-23 18:04

    I was surprisingly disappointed with this book. It's the sequel to 'The Strange Case of Origami Yoda' (which I was lucky enough to receive a signed copy from my library), and I absolutely loved that book. In this book, the school board is deciding whether or not to send Dwight, along with his Origami Yoda finger puppet, to a reform school for bad kids. Tommy, Kellen and the rest of the kids at MQuarrie Middle School (except Harvey) make a new case file telling the stories of the advice Origami Yoda gave to the kids and how it helped them, and how Dwight isn't a bad kid....just a weird one. First of all, this book wasn't as funny as the first one, and the 'doodles' written in it by Kellen aren't as great either. Now, I'm not saying this is a bad book, I loved the first one, and this one was good too, but just not as good as the original. I am interested to see what Tom does next, as the end of this book says "The end, this is not!" P.s. Happy to say that the Origami Darth Vader instructions in the back of the book are much easier than the Origami Yoda one from the first book. :)

  • Heidi-Marie
    2019-05-22 18:51

    A fun (and silly) sequel that follows up the first book rather well. I was happy with how things ended--very relieved, actually. Still enjoyed the many Star Wars references, quotes, and doodles. I didn't think the story/stories quite measured up to the first book, and I didn't feel I got to know the characters as well in this book. There was also still my issue with some of the language/name-calling/meanness. There was quaffling over the first book whether or not to put it in YF or JF. JF won out, especially when the first book became a Beehive nominee. I questioned, but let it go. I do not agree with this one being JF. Maybe I'd be all right with my 10-year old grabbing this off the shelf, since they're sadly yet probably exposed to the same kind of talk and behavior at school. But the 7-year-old looking for the Wimpy Kid readalike? Oh no. As a parent, I would not be happy with that. So just FYI to my friends who read my reviews and wonder about that.

  • Paul
    2019-05-21 16:05

    Well, this would get 3.5 star rating because towards the end, it talk's about what they did at a school board meeting and stuff like that. But at the end, Dwight doesn't go to CREF. He goes to whatever school Caroline goes to.

  • Andrea
    2019-05-03 18:57

    No subestimes el poder del lado oscuro, Darth Paper es incluso mejor que El extraño caso de Yoda Origami.Divertido y gracioso, muy recomendado para los pequeños padawans.

  • Maximilian Lee
    2019-04-29 19:55

    😠I did not like this book because DARTH PAPER IS MEAN.😠 I also did not like this book because Harvey is in more of the book than the last book and Harvey is mean.😠 Harvey made Darth Paper.😠

  • Courtney Umlauf
    2019-05-06 19:59

    I liked this even more than The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. Still humorous, and this time with a story line than promotes even more strongly that we need to be understanding of people around us even if especially if we don't quite understand them. Dwight is still his quirky self in this second book. The first book is a case file constructed by Dwight's classmates, primarily his friend Tommy. They're gathering evidence to determine whether Origami Yoda is real or not. His advice is always spot on, but how? Can he really use the force? Origami Yoda was constructed by oddball Dwight, meaning they're doubtful of its wisdom. Dwight never seems to do anything right. Always in trouble. Always getting harassed by other kids. Always picking his nose. Always finding a way to 'ruin it for everyone,' as the teachers say.If he would just listen to Origami Yoda's wisdom, like the rest of us, he would have it made.But no, he ends up barfing in class because he ate thirteen servings of canned peaches at lunch, or stealing a girl's shoe, or wearing shorts with his socks pulled up above his knees.In the first book, the kids are kind of waffling back and forth between being on Dwight's side or leaving him on his own. In this second book they're in his corner fighting for him. Principal Rabbski has suggested to the school board that Dwight be sent to a remedial school. This case file is a defense of Dwight by (most of) his classmates. Yes, he's odd. But once you decode his weirdness you realize his actions are always kind. Whereas the first book left me wanting a little more of the "be kind to those around you" message for the reader, this second book provided plenty. But this isn't just Dwight's story. Other characters add to the "be kind, everyone's fighting their own battle" issue. A favorite example of mine is that of Caroline, who used to go to school with Dwight and Tommy at McQuarrie Middle but recently started attending a private school. See, I have a severe hearing impairment. My audiologist calls it "profoundly deaf" But that is a little different from being completely deaf... Anyway, I can get along just fine without any special treatment. And I didn't get any at McQuarrie. People were used to me, and nobody made a big deal about it.But at Tippett Academy, EVERYBODY made a big deal about it. Everybody was so busy trying to show that they "understood my differences" that I never got a chance to be normal. And some of them had taken sign language class, so they kept signing at me. People, I don't even know sign language! I kept telling them that I read lips and they kept waving their fingers at me. Worst of all, some of them were practically fighting over who was going to be my friend. Mostly just to show everybody else that they were friends with someone "different".I really appreciate that this issue is brought up for young readers. It's an important thing to think about. You may not be tearing someone down because they're different, but neither should you be kind to outcasts just so you look better in the eyes of those around you.All this leaves me so pleasantly surprised by this series so far. When I started, I was just hoping for something a little less annoying than Wimpy Kid but that was still humorous and would appeal to reluctant readers. Instead these books are both humorous and thoughtful. **For basic reading comprehension questions for this book, check out my Teachers Pay Teachers store.**

  • Josiah
    2019-04-29 19:11

    If you thought that the happy conclusion to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda was the end of the major troubles for Dwight, Tommy, Kellen and the rest of the group, then you were mistaken. Their problems only seem to escalate in this second book of the series as a misunderstanding between Dwight, his Origami Yoda finger puppet and a girl who asks the tiny Jedi oracle a very important question balloons into a fiasco that finds Dwight suspended from school indefinitely, and subject to a hearing that will determine whether or not he is to be expelled. Just as in the first book, Tommy has agreed to put together a "case file" of all the good that Dwight and Origami Yoda have done around their school, including crucial first-person testimonials regarding the many times that Yoda's advice has helped students to work their way out of major jams. Harvey, though, always the negative voice to Yoda's sensible wisdom, isn't going to make things easy for Tommy. Harvey is still out to prove that Origami Yoda (and Dwight, by extension) are frauds, and he has enlisted the help of his own Star Wars finger puppet to do so. Darth Paper—complete with red lightsaber—is the newest in origami artistry at the school, and while the making of the puppet itself may be an impressive feat, Darth is nowhere near the adviser that Origami Yoda has proven to be. Darth Paper mostly just makes mean remarks to and about other students, often based cleverly on actual lines that Darth Vader spoke in the Star Wars films. Tommy can't allow himself to be distracted by Harvey's antics, though. Without a strong case file to back up the assertion that Dwight doesn't deserve to be expelled, Origami Yoda may be lost forever, and with him will go the golden advice that has kept the students at Dwight's school out of so much trouble these last several months.As in The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, author Tom Angleberger builds well to a tense, exciting finish as Tommy prepares to go before the school board and speak his piece on behalf of Dwight. He may not exactly be a close friend of Dwight's, but he can see that Dwight is definitely being railroaded, and that at this point he's the only one with the power to save him from expulsion. With this in mind he approaches the board to speak, to perform a good deed on behalf of a classmate for no reason other than that it's the right thing to do. Perhaps Origami Yoda has been more of an influence on the student body for good than the disbelieving school faculty realized. While I might not rate Darth Paper Strikes Back as highly as I did The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, there's no denying that this is an imaginative book, and genuinely heartfelt at times, as well. It's an effectively humorous story, of course, but there are also unseen layers of substance surrounding the plot, like a halo on the outside of one's vision that seems to disappear if one looks directly at it. I love Tom Angleberger's writing style, and I'm looking forward to reading more of what he has for us as he further develops his storytelling skills. He may never win the Newbery Medal, but then again, I wouldn't be all that surprised if one day he did. I would probably give two and a half stars to Darth Paper Strikes Back, and I encourage all who enjoyed The Strange Case of Origami Yoda to make time for this sequel.

  • (Benji) The Non Reluctant Reader
    2019-05-08 19:00

    This book came out yesterday. I preordered from Amazon so last night I started it, and I finished it today, I loved the first book, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger, and was totally ready for more super-silly fun! Summary:The hilarious, clever, and much-anticipated follow-up to the breakout hit, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.It is a dark time at Ralph McQuarrie Middle School. After suffering several Origami Yoda–related humiliations, Harvey manages to get Dwight suspended from school for being a “troublemaker.” Origami Yoda pleads with Tommy and Kellen to save Dwight by making a new case file—one that will show how Dwight’s presence benefits McQuarrie. With the help of their friends, Tommy and Kellen record cases such as “Origami Yoda and the Pre-eaten Wiener,” “Origami Yoda and the Exploding Pizza Bagels,” and “Origami Yoda and Wonderland: The Musical.” But Harvey and his Darth Paper puppet have a secret plan that could make Dwight’s suspension permanent . . .With his proven knack for humorously exploring the intrigues, fads, and dramas of middle school, Tom Angleberger has crafted a worthy sequel to his breakout bestseller. I think that the characters in this book are some of the best of all time. Tommy is the character that is rather off to the side but knows what going on. Harvey is the nerdy jerk who always has to be right (sound like anyone we know, Benji?) and then there's Dwight, our hero and the super awesome creator of Origami Yoda. Though Dwight always means well he just doesn't always carry it out well. I was really excited when I found out that the book was going to be about Origami Darth Vader! But when I started reading I was rather disappointed because this book wasn't too much about Darth Paper but more about what a awesome guy Dwight was and I really just wanted to get back to the Origami Yoda vs Darth Paper battles. Sorry Dwight, I don't like you that much, except Origami Yoda is still in it a lot and deals out some great advice, so all's well that ends well! All of Tom Angleberger's illustrations are epic, and add a great feel to the book. I think that the illustrations have gotten better since the last book and you're able to see what they are better. Awesome book, this is. Read it you must.5/5Book Battle Update: This is my 23rd book read in the book battle, Maddz has read 21.

  • Rachel
    2019-05-15 18:51

    This sequel is even better than the 1st book! Hmm, kind of like how Empire Strikes back is better than A New Hope. Intentional?Dwight is suspended from school, with a possible transfer to a correctional school--yikes! Origami Yoda is to blame--he gave scarey "advice" to a cheerleader and somehow it's interpreted as a "threat." Tommy and his friends want to show all the good Origami Yoda has done so Tommy puts together this case file to save Origami Yoda/Dwight.However, dark forces are at work here. Harvey steps into the dark side with Darth Paper and tries to turn all of Dwight's good intentions against him. He even tries to intimidate Origami Yoda! Who will win?This book was a quick read, and consistently entertaining. There were plenty of laughs, and I even giggled in public when I took it out of my purse for a quick moment of reading. Unlike the 1st book, every case file was interesting, funny, and very clever in the "solutions." I could not have come up with answers that well if someone came up to me with the same problems. Each character had their own narrative style and humor, and they felt like real people with real life situations. I liked how touching some of the stories were, even through humor.My favorite things: I love Origami Yoda and Darth Paper quotes. I love the little drawings on the margins. I loved the new game that they showed us how to play, and I played it with my kids and they loved it!My favorite quote: Tommy describes how the beginning of the school year was a letdown from day 1. "It was kind of like that scene where Han and Leia think they're going to breakfast with Lando. And they're walking down the hall thinking, 'I'd like some chocolate chip pancakes,' and then they get to the dining room and all of a sudden...there's Vader. (And no chocolate chip pancakes.)"

  • Brandon Lopez
    2019-05-23 18:01

    “Darth Paper strikes back” is a sequel to “The strange case of origami Yoda” and follows the main character, Dwight, but is told in the third person point of view by Tommy. After Harvey was humiliated in “The strange case of Origami Yoda” he builds Darth Paper. Harvey's goal was to kick Origami Yoda a.k.a Dwight out of school so they would never come back. Harvey succeeded with his plan and managed to kick Dwight out of school, but not for long. The news spread like the flu and letters were started to be written. All of the letters were basically saying how Master Yoda had helped every person. They ranged from getting rid of bullies to getting rid of a horrid smell. In the end, Origami Yoda got back into school, and Harvey was once again humiliated by the people. In return for their loyalty, Master Yoda rewarded every person. Tommy was the most rewarded, by getting the girl of his dreams. This is a great book to read, especially if you're a big Star Wars fan. It contains a lot of references to the movies and books. It is perfect for anyone, You could be a small child to an old man reading this book. I recommend reading the prequel first so you know what is happening in the story. If you're too lazy,the book gives you a highlight of what happened in the first book. It's not as interesting since you don't know the characters very well. I'm not sure if there is a third book, but if there is you should read them all. If you can't find more to the story you can read more of Tom Angleberger books that might interest you. Tom has many books I like, he writes books that are not too hard nor too easy. His books are perfect for any age.

  • April Johnson (Patton)
    2019-04-24 17:50

    Dwight Tharp, king of misfits and resident savant at McQuarrie Middle School, is leaving. Unless his friends can save him. A campaign championed a few disgruntled students has brought Dwight’s history of disruptive behavior to the attention of the school principle; he’s been suspended and reassigned to the Correctional and Remedial Education Facility (CREF), an alternative school for disturbed students.Tommy and his friends Kellen, Mike, Lance, Quivondo, and Caroline start a new case--not to prove the power of Origami Yoda, but to save Dwight from expulsion. Dwight’s nemesis, Harvey, uses his own puppet, Darth Paper, to undo all of the good Origami Yoda established in the first installment of the series. His ultimate goal: convince the school board to kick Dwight out of McQuarrie. The case files of Darth Paper Strikes Back are just as funny, clever, and bittersweet as those in Origami Yoda. Yoda’s advice continues to help the kids at McQuarrie grow in understanding. He urges the gang to solve problems in creative and fulfilling ways, such as dealing with critics at the skate park:"Teach him you must.""That's what I wanted to do. Teach him upside his head with my board.""No!" goes Yoda. "To skateboard, teach him you must.""What? No way!""Way yes," said Yoda."Yoda’s advice is often unconventional, but simultaneously acute and wise. Tommy and his friends having nothing to fear as long as their guru is by their side. Unless the case file works to liberate Dwight from a fate at CREF, the seventh graders at McQuarrie are in for a world of trouble.

  • Kabe
    2019-05-20 19:07

    As the second installment of the Origami Yoda book series, Darth Paper Strikes Back finds the gang from McQuarrie School is now in seventh grade. This time, Dwight, the man behind Origami Yoda himself is at the risk of suspension, so Tommy and the crew must put together a case file to prove his innocence. However, events continue to complicate as “The Dark Side” emerges with Harvey’s creation of Darth Paper. The book paints a near perfect image of the life of a middle-schooler in which young readers can relate to and older generations can feel nostalgia over. The doodles and illustrations in the margin of the textured notebook paper add to the fun of reading this novel. However, many of the problems that plague the original novel still exist. Due to underdevelopment of some of the books secondary characters, I often found myself leafing through previous pages to find out who certain characters were. Anleberger ensures that you do not have to read the first installment to understand the second, but if you were a fan of the first book I would recommend Darth Paper Strike Back as this book does a decent job of keeping the favorite aspects of the first while still adding new elements to make it interesting. Angleberger still does craft a fun, whimsical middle school adventure, however I believe it would be more effective if he focused on the story of a few main characters rather than weigh the flow of the story down by confusing the reader with adding unnecessary, underdeveloped secondary characters.

  • Kris
    2019-05-18 17:49

    I couldn’t wait for this one to come out. I had high hopes and the force did not fail me. Tom Angleberger’s Darth Paper Strikes Back is just as fantastic as Origami Yoda. I loved it! Dwight is suspended from middle school because Origami Yoda told a cheerleader she was doomed. That and because of the awesome moment in the last book when he tried to beat up the bully. Harvey, the jerky kid who disrespectfully called Yoda, paperwad Yoda, creates a Origami Darth Vadar. Tommy and his friends must make another case file to stop the school board from sending Dwight to reform school. The case file is filled with the same kind of predictiments and Yoda’s sage advice. My favorite is when the school wants the students to sell crappy popcorn tins to raise money for the school. Yoda convinces the students to raise money without selling anything. Do you want this stupid popcorn tin or donate to the school? This way all the money went to the school instead of some crappy popcorn company. I’m with them. I would rather give the money and not have some stupid tub of stale popcorn with Hannah Montana on it taking up space in my home. Another favorite moment is when Dwight’s mother tells the school board off. I highly recommend this book to all and hope that Tom decides to keep writing more. Maybe the next one could be about Boba Fett or Greedo? I wonder if George Lucas has read these? I think he would love them!

  • Kaethe
    2019-05-12 16:18

    Remember the The Strange Case of Origami Yoda who had an uncanny ability to offer brilliant problem-solving advice? Yeah, everybody loved him. Well, not quite everybody. Harvey did not, nor was he fond of Dwight, the maker and handler of the finger puppet. Now, Harvey has gone to the Dark Side, created an origami Darth Vader, and wants to fight. He says he just wants everyone to admit that there's nothing special about Yoda, and maybe that's true. But this is not proving to be a good year for all of Dwight's friends who really need that advice. Tom is once again compiling a case book, this time to present to the school board in defense of Dwight, who the principal is trying to have transferred.Questions are answered, problems are solved in creative ways, and middle school rages on. And Dwight, dear, awkward Dwight, struggles on in his unusual way to connect with his classmates. Angleberger is kind of like the David Levithan of middle school, showing a way that is beyond mere tolerance for difference, but more a real delight in the quirks of others.Library copy.

  • James Marsh
    2019-05-16 19:15

    Disclaimer: Still a 32 year old married man reading YA fiction because it is entertaining and witty without resorting to content that is unsavory. There were a few rude outbursts by characters including a DW, which surprised me.Origami Yoda is back, and now he (and Dwight) have to deal with Harvey and his Darth Paper.Many of the original characters return and the framing device for this volume is nothing short of brilliant - rather than a case book to fuel the curiosity of whether or not Origami Yoda is real or not - as Dwight is facing being expelled for his outlandish behavior and acting out, the cases are compiled to form a defense at his hearing (and a counter defense)The characters and relationships are much better fleshed out, and some of the cases are more original and even more touching (One that particularly stands out regards a girl who smells bad and addressing it while being sensitive to her feelings,) but there are still plenty of laugh out loud moments, warm fuzzies, more Star Wars references than you can shake a lightsaber at and an ending than genuinely surprises with it's shattering of the status quo and its genius.Much like the Empire Strikes Back, it evolves the themes from it's predecessor and builds a much more satisfying narrative. I am eagerly looking forward to devouring the next in the series.

  • Karissa
    2019-04-29 17:59

    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.

  • Ms. Yingling
    2019-05-16 16:58

    Dwight is in trouble again for origami related mischief. This time, the school thinks he is unbalanced enough that they want to send him to the Correctional and Remedial Educational Facility. Tommy and Kellen use their investigative skills to put together a plan to convince the principal that Dwight is not the threat that he seems.Strengths: Mr. Angleberger really understands middle school-- the way that allegiances change, the difficulties of romance combined with what your friends will think, the quirky things that middle school students think is a good idea at the time. Combine this with an origami Darth Vader-- hot stuff. Cannot keep either this book or The Origami Yoda on the shelf! This has already been sent over from the public library at least once since my copy just came in yesterday.Weaknesses: Paper over board cover. Argh! Can we say Lemony Snicket? With the wear and tear these get, they should be in a Gibraltar Bound from the 1960s! (Not the current Random House incarnation, which is just slightly better paper over boards.

  • Kathleen
    2019-04-22 17:54

    After reading and throughly enjoying The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, my daughter informed me that there was a sequel. So I was derailed briefly from my Caudill List goal. I just had to see what happened with Dwight and Origami Yoda. And just who created Darth Paper? And what would this mean to the balance in The Force at McQuarrie Middle School? This book did not disappoint. We got to know each character a bit more, especially Dwight. It is still told in the same format- a different student writes each chapter, the narrator's gives his editorial comments, and the illustrations are hysterical. This series is a great choice for reluctant readers - a fun, easy read for middle schoolers (and adults who genuinely like middle schoolers ... and Star Wars).We are all really looking forward to the third installment: The Secret of the Fortune Wookie which is due out in early August.

  • Nick James
    2019-05-07 15:51

    Yet another good book in the Origami Yoda series, with even more weirdness, finger puppets, and the evil Harvey.The school thinks Dwight is a bad influence and threaten to send him to CREF, a school for juvenile deliquents (which Dwight is NOT). If the kids don't make another case file that persuades the school board to let Dwight go back to McQuarrie Middle School, Dwight would get pummelled to shreds at CREF. To make things worse, Harvey makes an anti Origami Yoda puppet named Darth Paper and then writes a million bad things about Dwight in the case file. Will Dwight come back to McQuarrie? Will Darth Paper get destroyed? Should I ask a million questions about the plot?Yes, another very good, funny Origami Yoda book. I find Dwight to be so weird but yet I feel bad for him because it seems like nobody is really his friend. Origami Yoda is just so awesome and I wish everyone could have one to solve their life problems. God, can't wait for the third book.

  • katsok
    2019-05-18 19:11

    My son and I did a little dance in the bookstore today when we saw that Darth Paper had been put on display a week early. We scooped up a copy and headed to the check-out. He was kind enough to let me read it first. I began the book with zero preconceived ideas. I adored Origami Yoda but wasn't sure what the plot was for Darth Paper.Without giving too much away so I don't spoil the book, the kids are all back in this sequel. The book is set up in a similar format to Origami Yoda in that Dwight is in trouble and Tommy is using the "case files" to help him. Darth Paper is using his force for evil, of course, while Yoda is trying to help all. What side will win? What can Tommy do to help Dwight? You have to read this book. I'm glad I have multiple copies - I know it will be checked out of my classroom regularly.

  • Kelsey Ketch
    2019-05-01 22:00

    Tom Angleberger still has the Force on his side. Darth Paper Strikes Back is an awesome and gripping sequel to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. I couldn’t put the book down!The Harvey/Darth Paper team was the perfect antagonist to Dwight/Origami Yoda. They used the power of the Dark Side to start turning things upside-down at Ralph McQuarrie Middle School. Actually, they used the power of words. That’s what I really love about these books! Even with Origami Yoda and Darth Paper, these books still focus on issues that middle grade students truly face.The book also brought back all my favorite characters. Each provided their own wonderful and entertaining case to help explain the events happening at the Middle School. And the fun sketches made this book truly unique.I would definitely recommend this series to anyone who is a kid at heart!

  • Maximiliano Padilla
    2019-04-24 19:13

    I loved Darth Paper Strikes Back because it had such a good story and it had different perspectives. The characters in the book wrote about what they felt about something or about something that happened to them. I like it because it has my two favorite things in the world, Star Wars and origami. It is very different than anything else I've read. It has a lot of Star Wars stuff and is about a group of friends who don't want their friend to get suspended from their school, so they write a case file about why he shouldn't get suspended to the school board. I recommend this book to people who like Star Wars and want to read something different. This book is my personal favorite in the series.

  • Sandy
    2019-05-20 23:15

    I read this so I could help my third-grade son with his book report project. He was supposed to read a humorous book, and I dreaded reading whatever a third grader might find funny. This was surprisingly exceptional. It was hilarious and entertaining and yet poignant and meaningful. There were actually several deep messages imparted in funny and creative ways. The ending was fantastic and so unexpected. Call me impressed.*I did think it was crazy that seventh graders were real dates to the movies and skating and restaurants. Can't we just let them be young a little longer?

  • Emily
    2019-05-09 22:50

    Juvenile fiction is not my favorite, but this was fun and funny and better than the first, which I liked a lot. I hope there's more to come. Incidentally, I wooed my boyfriend with Robot Dreams (among other things), so I was charmed when Tommy pulled the same with his love interest. That's a prepubescent boy who deserves a girlfriend.