Friday, December 30, 2011
Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Anglelberger
This sequel to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda finds Tommy writing another case file, this time to defend his friend Dwight who has been accused to disrupting school with his finger puppet. Harvey, who has always been skeptical of origami Yoda's powers, comes to seventh grade with a Darth Vader finger puppet and is determined to prove that origami Yoda is not real. After Yoda makes a prediction that seems to be threatening, the principal threatens to expel Dwight and Tommy and Yoda's supporters must show that origami Yoda only helps others at the school. This book is cute but it didn't grab me as much as Origami Yoda. I'm not sure if that's because it's actually not as good, or if it's because the idea isn't as fresh now. Also, the way everything worked out seemed a bit too good to be true for me.