Monday, February 25, 2013
Darth Paper Strikes Back
Another year and more problems for Origami Yoda to solve, but the biggest problem might be how to keep his creator from getting suspended. Dwight's become a "disruption" according to the principal and she wants him out, especially after an ominous warning to a cheerleader. But Tommy and Kellen can't live without Origami Yoda's advice, so they start another case file for the School Board. Again, Harvey is there is foil their plans, but this time he has help in the form of Darth Paper. And just when it seems like Harvey has fully embraced the Dark Side, he surprises Tommy and actually tries to help.
Fans of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda will love this sequel. Harvey definitely takes his position as the villain up a notch and readers will love the back and forth. Plus, you can learn how to make another origami Star Wars character.
I especially loved when other books where mentioned. For instance, one "couple" (as much as you can be a couple in 7th grade) broke up because the guy let the ending to Holes slip. Talk about a deal breaker. And Tommy gave Robot Dreams to his "girlfriend" Sarah, while Tater Tot gave her a tacky teddy bear. For all those 7th grade boys out there, Robot Dreams might just be the perfect gift for a 7th grade girl. Also, Jennifer, the cheerleader that initially told on Dwight, fails her English class because she blew off a book report on Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. I loved seeing other titles in this book because maybe some readers will be curious and check out those books too. (Robot Dreams, read Robot Dreams!)
When you get right down to it, this is another example of kids pulling together to help a friend. It's funny, entertaining and will subtly teach a lesson.
I'm already well into The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee, so expect that review tomorrow.