IT TAKES THE WISDOM OF YODA TO SURVIVED THE SIXTH GRADE
Meet Dwight, a sixth-grade oddball. Dwight does a lot of weird things, like wearing the same T-shirt for a month or telling people to call him “Captain Dwight.” This is embarrassing, particularly for Tommy, who sits with him at lunch every day.
But Dwight does one cool thing. He makes origami. One day he makes an origami finger puppet of Yoda. And that’s when things get mysterious. Origami Yoda can predict the future and suggest the best way to deal with a tricky situation. His advice actually works, and soon most of the sixth grade is lining up with questions.
Tommy wants to know how Origami Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. Is Yoda tapping into the Force? It’s crucial that Tommy figure out the mystery before he takes Yoda’s advice about something VERY IMPORTANT that has to do with a girl.
This is Tommy’s case file of his investigation into “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.”
I really don’t read enough Middle Grade books. Of all the ones I’ve tried lately, I’ve loved every single one of them. Sticking with my theme of trying out award nominees or winners, I thought this book looked innocent enough — I mean, how can Yoda steer me wrong?
This book was so good. I had seen it on the shelf plenty of times at both the library and the bookstore, but never took a second glance at it. I remember growing up, my brother was a huge fan of the Star Wars franchise, so I was very familiar with the characters. Who knew that the story would be so darn good? Continue reading