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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda - Tom Angleberger

Source: Purchased
Publisher: Amulet Books
Series: Origami Yoda #1
Edition: Hardcover, 145 Pages
Genre: Middle Grade Humor
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Rating: 4/5


In my quest to  add more middle grade review the blog I immediately settled on this series and didn’t hesitate to grab this one I had the chance. I love Star Wars and I love it even more when it’s marketed towards kids, geeks shall inherit the earth, so it was a no-brainer that at some point I’d grab this.


The Strange Case of Origami Yoda is book filled with ‘case files’ about a group of sixth graders’ exprience with the Origami Yoda (and Dwight) and how it either helped them or harmed them. It’s a goofy tale that is incredibly fun to read but also has some great lessons about friendship and acceptance in it, and it even includes several problems I remember having in middle school.


Each incident is told by the person it happened to and is accompanied by doodles, some of which I adored. I loved the whole idea and just how caught up the kids are in Origami Yoda, it’s cute but it also bares some resemblance to the crazy stuff my classmates subscribed to. One of the best things about this one is that there is character growth for each character involved, despite it being such a short novel. The kids really gain some confidence and learn more about each other and themselves.


I recommend this to children and adults alike! It’s a short fun read, and it really seems like a great book to share with the family. Also it teaches you how to make a simple origami Yoda at the end! Who wouldn’t want to learn that?