Friday, August 06, 2010
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (MG)
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. Tom Angleberger. 2010. Harry N. Abrams. 141 pages.
The big question: Is Origami Yoda real? Well, of course, he's real. I mean, he's a real finger puppet made out of a real piece of paper. But I mean: Is he REAL? Does he really know things? Can he see the future? Does he use the force?
Tommy really wants to know if Origami Yoda--Dwight's finger puppet--is real. If the answers this Yoda gives to some of life's toughest questions are wise enough to trust. So Tommy has compiled a case file for Origami Yoda. He's asked his friends, his classmates, those with Yoda experiences to write about them. While we're "learning" about this finger puppet, we come to learn a little more about his creator, Dwight.
I enjoyed this one. It was a fun story with a cute premise. In times it's very silly--other times more serious. The setting is a middle school, and our characters are sixth graders, for the most part. Our characters are trying to find their place, where they belong. And Dwight, well, Dwight isn't particularly welcome many places. But strange enough...Origami Yoda is.
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