Darth Paper Strikes Back (Origami Yoda Series #2)

Darth Paper Strikes Back (Origami Yoda Series #2)

by Tom Angleberger


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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419716409
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 08/11/2015
Series: Origami Yoda Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 61,146
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Tom Angleberger’s Strange Case of Origami Yoda was hailed as “delightful” by the New York Times and called “the most original novel of the year” by the Boston Globe. Angleberger is also the author of Horton Halfpott. His website is OrigamiYoda.com. He lives in Christianburg, Virginia, with his wife, the author-illustrator Cece Bell.

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Darth Paper Strikes Back : An Origami Yoda Book 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Harnedfamily More than 1 year ago
Anybody here like Star Wars? Anybody like Harry Potter? Anybody like awesome funniness? Anybody like rapid, intelligent, witty, awesome, and hard-to-put-down reads? Oh yeah. I though so. Try "Darth Paper Strikes Back" by Tom Angleberger. This one of my favorites, and might be yours also. I would probably read "The Strange Case of Origami Yoda" first to get you introduced to the characters , the plot, and some other stuff. But when you're done, read this book if you want to be awesome, read this book. They even tell you how to make a Origami Darth Paper! I also recommend "H.I.V.E. The Higher Institute of Villainous Education", "H.I.V.E. The Overlord Protocol", "H.I.V.E. Escape Velocity", "H.I.V.E. Dreadnought", "H.I.V.E. Rogue" and "H.I.V.E. Zero Hour." Also, I think it is a great book to do book reports, book talks, or any other report about books because the awesome precise details and the great voice! It like the author is right there with you, and each character's opinions and feelings are different then each other. (By the way, I think I am more like Kellen than anyone else.) You will love this book! It's just like a road; unexpected twists and turns and you never know what going to be on the next page. Once, I tried to guess what was going to happen on the next page and I was 100% wrong. This is the best book ever! You have to read this or Dwight, Tommy, Harvey, Kellen, and the others will come and slice you with a lightsaber! Please read and recommend!
me_chelle54 More than 1 year ago
I was very excited to read what would happen next for Dwight and friends in this second installment in the Origami Yoda series. It was more fun than I thought it would be!! Mr Angleberger has given us another great insight to what's happening with McQuarrie Middle School students (with a Star Wars twist)! I will definitely be recommending this to all the young reader customers and Star Wars fans too!! I look forward to more from this very talented author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Darth Paper Strikes back Have you ever wanted to read a book that combines Star Wars and Comedy? That¿s what the book ¿Darth Paper Strikes back¿ by Tom Angelberger is! Dwight is a 7th grader who made an Origami Yoda puppet. Dwight gets suspended in the first week of school because of Harvey. Harvey is his enemy who made an Origami Darth Vader. The School Board decides to put Dwight in CREF a school for bad students. Tommy and Kellen who are Dwight¿s friends make a case file to save Dwight. Harvey and Darth Paper steal the case file and write their comments all over it. Tommy wants to save Dwight in a school board meeting. Will Tommy save Dwight? To find out you should read the book! I would give the book 8 stars out of 10 because in some parts it gets boring. I¿d recommend this book mostly for middle school students. -Luca Ziehres 6th grade
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
cool book i love star wars !!!!!!!!!!! : )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you liked Origami Yoda, you'll enjoy this continuation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The most awesomest book ever + funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harvey and Dwight kind of get at it in this sequel because of Darth Paper and Yoda, but still really stupid and funny arguments. Dwight is boss at that!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book but I notest darth paper was not in the first book
KKetch More than 1 year ago
Tom Angleberger still has the Force on his side. Darth Paper Strikes Back is an awesome and gripping sequel to the The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. I couldn’t put the book down! The Harvey/Darth Paper team was the perfect antagonist to Dwight/Origami Yoda. They used the power of the Dark Side to start turning things upside-down at Ralph McQuarrie Middle School. Actually, they used the power of words. That’s what I really love about these books! Even with Origami Yoda and Darth Paper, these books still focus on issues that middle grade students truly face. The book also brought back all my favorite characters. Each provided their own wonderful and entertaining case to help explain the events happening at the Middle School. And the fun sketches made this book truly unique. I would definitely recommend this series to anyone who is a kid at heart!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book tom did it again
kikotomo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Just as funny as Origami Yoda. Loved it and can see many students falling for the quirky characters and middle school antics,
JRlibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Although not as tightly crafted as book one, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, this is still a humorous look at a slightly strange adolescent, Dwight, and his origami finger puppet. This time, Dwight has an enemy who ends up getting Dwight kicked out of school. But wait a minute... was that the plan all along?
nicholas_2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was awsom if you asked me what book to read i would reccomend this 1. You shold also read the strang case of orgmi yoda.
KarenBall on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Out of school kicked we have been.""Kicked out? For what, for having Yoda? No way!" said Kellen."Way yes," croaked Yoda. "Save Dwight you must... The truth for the school board you must write. Another case file is needed." Last year, Dwight and Origami Yoda gave great advice and kept the sixth grade at McQuarrie Middle School convinced that The Force must exist. It's a new year, and dark times are upon the seventh grade... Harvey's got an origami Darth Vader (Darth Paper), and that creepy breathy voice is spreading rumors, meanness and evil throughout the school. Dwight has been suspended, and the school board might decide to expel him, which means Origami Yoda won't be around to battle the Forces of Evil! Tommy, Kellen, Mike, Sara, and the others collect letters and stories in this case file to tell the school board why Dwight should be allowed to return to school. Lots of humor, illustrations, side comments and fun, all to save the oddest kid at McQuarrie! Loved it -- 6th grade and up.
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