If you haven’t already read The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, do that before proceeding. The events in Darth Paper Strikes Back directly follow Origami Yoda.
Last year, students at McQuarrie Middle School began taking advice from a finger puppet. This wasn’t, however, just any finger puppet. This was Origami Yoda, and it seemed as if he was one with the Force, even though he was probably just a piece of paper sitting on Dwight’s finger. Origami Yoda helped guys talk to girls, predicted upcoming pop quizzes, and stopped bullies in their tracks. The Force was strong with this one.
Now, it’s one year later, and the Dark Side has descended on the students of McQuarrie Middle. Dwight—along with Origami Yoda–is in danger of being expelled. Who will give students guidance as they navigate the rough halls of middle school? Chaos is rampant in Origami Yoda’s absence, and the situation is not helped by a new presence at the school—Darth Paper (an origami Darth Vader resting on the finger of Harvey, general negative guy and Dwight’s nemesis). Darth Paper has brought the power of the Dark Side to McQuarrie Middle…and things are bad and getting worse.
It’s also becoming clear that Harvey and the evil Darth Paper could be responsible for getting Dwight and Origami Yoda kicked out of school in the first place. Can the friends of Yoda overcome the Dark Side and redeem Dwight’s good name, or will the Sith rule at McQuarrie Middle School? Read Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger to find out!
Just like The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, this book is a must-read for Star Wars fans. In addition to an awesome story, Darth Paper Strikes Back contains instructions on how to create origami Star Wars figures and a cool game that would be super easy to play.
Adults, particularly educators, who read this book will also find something to enjoy. Darth Paper Strikes Back addresses such issues as encouraging student creativity, how much emphasis is placed on standardized testing, school fundraisers, and taking action against bullies.
There is truly something for everyone in Darth Paper Strikes Back, and, if you pay attention, you’ll see that there might just be more origami Star Wars fun in the future. For more information on this series, visit http://origamiyoda.wordpress.com.
May the Force be with you!