Darth Paper Strikes Back (Origami Yoda #2)

Book 2 of 6 in the Origami Yoda Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5S4.622554
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 . . .

This is the second case file in the blockbuster bestselling Origami Yoda series, written by Tom Angleberger, author of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side, showcasing his proven knack for authentically capturing the intrigues, fads, and dramas of middle school in “a satisfying tale of friendship and just resistance to authority” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

Praise for Darth Paper Strikes Back

“Angleberger’s just-as-funny follow-up to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda delves deeper into the mystery of the helpful paper Yoda in a satisfying tale of friendship and just resistance to authority.Pitch-perfect middle-school milieu and enough Star Wars references (and laughs) to satisfy fans and win new ones.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“In this imaginative sequel…author Tom Angleberger has his finger puppet squarely on the erratic pulse of middle-school life, with its shifting allegiances, squeals, moans and misgivings.”
Washington Post
“As with this story’s predecessor, the well-observed middle-school dynamics (and Angleberger’s sharp sense of humor) are greatly amplified by the book's design, which includes faux wrinkled pages, abundant doodles, and other scrawled marginalia. It's a natural step up from the Wimpy Kid series, with more text and narrative complexity, but just as much on-target humor and all-around fun.” —Publishers Weekly “This book is honest, funny, and immensely entertaining. The illustrations and design will engage readers. Based on the positive reception Origami Yoda has received, kids will be clamoring for this sequel. They won’t be disappointed.” —School Library Journal
“The Force is with Tom Angleberger in this sequel to his funny and clever novel/comics hybrid, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. A sequel to equal the funny and clever novel/comics debut of the Origami Yoda, as Dwight’s friends try to save him from reform school.
Shelf Awareness

“With the same deft touch that made The Strange Case of Origami Yoda a pleasure, Angleberger takes readers through the ups and downs of adolescence.” —Portland Book Review

Darth Paper offers further proof that Angleberger really understands middle-schoolers and the daily dramas that engulf them, while still finding the humor inherent in their situations.
Scripps News
Paperback, 176 pages
Published on August 11, 2015 by Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-10: 1419716409
ISBN-13: 9781419716409
47 Book Reviews
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  • StevenFriday, April 1, 2016 at 7:33 pm
    This book is totally awesome it is 5 stars for me
    • yeya
      yeyaFriday, April 1, 2016 at 6:49 pm55 stars
      I L❤VE this book and I don't really like star wars. You should read this book.😊👍
      • I dont knowTuesday, March 29, 2016 at 2:24 am
        ITS SO AWESOME!!!!!!
        • doorbell
          doorbellFriday, March 11, 2016 at 7:12 pm55 stars
          • adrian1234
            adrian1234Friday, March 11, 2016 at 5:50 am44 stars
            I thought this book was cool because they did all this stuff just to save their friend from going to another school but he was planning it.
            • helloFriday, February 26, 2016 at 9:14 pm
              this book was AWESOME!!!!
              • PokemonHannahMonday, February 15, 2016 at 9:09 pm
                This series is perfect for young people that love Star Wars.
                • PokemonHannahMonday, February 15, 2016 at 9:08 pm
                  • ari_l
                    ari_lSunday, February 7, 2016 at 11:40 am44 stars
                    i love star wars so this book is awesome if u wanna take up a hobby and like a good middle school story
                    • starwarsjedi
                      starwarsjediTuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:56 pm44 stars
                      I think this book is awesome! I'd definitely read it if I were you