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    Let us now sit back and consider what the ultimate boy girl middle grade novel would contain By which I mean, the novel that perfectly balances out the stereotypical vision of what boys like in a book versus what stereotypical girls like in a book You see these stereotypes referred to all the time Oh, boys won t read anything with a pink cover Oh, girls won t pick up a book unless there s some romance in it Phooey Boys read Babymouse all the time and girls dig Diary of a Wimpy Kid If the book is strong, the premise believable, and the characters well developed then you re gonna have fans of all sorts, regardless of gender That s sort of how I approach The Strange Case of Origami Yoda It s been a while since I found a book that can truly be called genderless in that it has wide appeal across the board Sure, you might have a few folks avoid it because there appears to be a Star Wars reference on the cover, but c mon It s a finger puppet of Yoda That s funny stuff You can t help but appreciate it, regardless of whether or not you re a fan of guys holding light sabers in outer space Basically, funny books are the most requested books in the children s rooms of libraries and the most difficult kinds of books to recommend With Origami Yoda I don t think I ll have a lot of trouble getting this into the hands of kids The premise sells itself.Tommy comes right out with his dilemma on page one The big question Is Origami Yoda real It s REALLY important for me to figure out if he s real Because I ve got to decide whether to take his advice or not, and if I make the wrong choice, I m doomed It s strange to think that Tommy would be this torn up over an origami finger puppet belonging to the school s biggest dork But then he starts recounting for us the wonders of Origami Yoda s advice It may not always be spot on, but it s certainly heads and tales intelligent than Dwight, the boy who created the puppet and who voices him poorly Example How do you get out of a potentially embarrassing situation when you re in the bathroom and you spill water on your pants so that it looks like you peed yourself Origami Yoda says All of pants, you must wet See Strangely good advice Of course, then Tommy starts asking Origami about Sara, the girl he likes, and the answer he receives leaves him conflicted Believe the talking folded paper or consider it a hoax and play it safe The book is filled with little drawings and sidenotes as different classmates weigh in on the Origami Yoda conundrum.It s not as if author Tom Angleberger hasn t written children s books before You just have to know how to find them The first book of his that came to my attention was the great if too little lauded The Qwikpick Adventure Society one of the rare books where you ll find happy kids living in a trailer park, and where one us a Jehovah s Witness Alongside his other book Stonewall Hinkleman and the Battle of Bull Run, Tom was writing under his pseudonym Sam Riddleburger A cute name, sure, but it s lovely to see him finally embrace his true name with this, his best book to date.Why is it his best Well, there s how he tackles the character arc of Dwight, for one thing Lots of books feature uncool kids, but very few are adept at pinpointing exactly why those kids are considered uncool If you re reading the book from that kid s point of view then you will undoubtedly see how they re just an average person dealing with the cruel dealings of their fellow classmates Then, once in a great while, you ll read a middle grade novel that separates the freaks from the geeks A geek is someone who is usually punished for their extraordinary intelligence and lack of social skills A freak is freaky Fregley in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books is freaky And Dwight in The Strange Case of Origami Yoda is also freaky Think about what it would be like to go to middle school with Andy Kaufman and you ve a vague approximation of Dwight s frame of mind Even Dwight s name is a clue In this day and age, characters with the name Dwight think of the American version of the show The Office are set apart from the pack The difference is that in Origami Yoda, Angleberger invites you to ridicule and dislike Dwight as much as the other kids do, right at the start Then he begins the slow, meticulous process of not only humanizing him, but also making it clear that just because you write someone off for being strange, that doesn t mean that other folks are going to do the same thing It s a book that discusses tolerance of others in terms that kids are actually going to understand and be interested in And that, to my mind, is what gives the book that little added lift it needs to set it apart from the pack.Speaking of details, for such a seemingly obvious novel, there were lots of little details I enjoyed in it For example, the fact that owning and enjoying the Spider Man 3 soundtrack is considered uncool makes for a fantastic character detail And nobody, but nobody, zeroes in on the cheesy stuff adults make and do like Angleberger At certain points in the story you get a glimpse of the school s posters for the PTA Fun Nights They re a horrific combination of bad puns, even worse clip art, and cheesy wordplay And I won t even go into Mr Good Clean Fun and Soapy the Monkey I ll let you discover that little joy on your own Star Wars is forever, so I was a little sad to see American Idol references made in the book Interestingly, while I feel that the first three Star Wars films are now and forever, American Idol is just a flash in the pan phenomenon that will date this text far faster than anything Maybe if this book garners the right amount of attention they can change the text in the future to whatever pop hit television show is on the telly then And honestly, I really do think that the book is going to stick around for a while Kids who want funny books will grab it It makes a rather striking companion to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, particularly when you take into account the interstitial drawings Boys will like it, girls will like it, adults will like it, even educated fleas will like it For a fun middle grade that dares to rise a little higher than the usual crop, place your bets on The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Or, in the words of the great warrior himself, Enjoy book, you soon will For ages 9 12.

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    There s always that one weird kid in school who has no idea that they re weird all of the other kids can tell them that they re weird, but they just go on being weird, and Tom Angleberger really does a fantastic job of showing how there needs to be a weird kid in every school to shake things up and make everyone else question their own place in the food chain This book was a breath of weird, fresh air, and I really enjoyed the multiple narratives and the way that the characters grew to understand themselves and each other through the proclamations of Origami Yoda I d take his advice any day.

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    I was not a big fan of this book 1 I don t like DIARY OF A WIMPY KID format The drawings in this book are extremely ugly and not pleasant to look at.2 The plot was rather lame, I thought The kids 6th grade concerns Can I muster up the courage to ask this girl to dance How can I stop this dweeb from sitting at my lunch table I found to be petty and annoying.But I DID like the Star Wars references and the Yoda talking.NOTE THESE BOOKS IMPROVE I kept reading the series and it got a lot better Stay tuned for details.

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    In a time not too long ago and in a galaxy located somewhere in the American Southeast, there was a boy named Dwight, an incredibly unpopular boy adrift in a benighted middle school as if there is any other kind Like so many unpopular kids in middle school junior high, Dwight doesn t get the social cues that other students inherently absorb and or simply marches to his own drummer And in the sixth grade, what crime is greater than being different or really smart or passionate or artistic or kind hearted or shy The idiosyncrasies that will make for a creative and remarkable adult simply appear as unforgiveable faux pas amongst 12 year olds.But one day, Dwight introduces Origami Yoda, who acts as oracle amongst McQuarrie Middle School sixth and seventh graders Dwight s friend and I use the word loosely Tommy is stumped about Dwight s finger puppet and constant companion How can Origami Yoda be so prescient if Dwight himself is the class s most clueless member The book begins with Tommy writing The big question Is Origami Yoda real Well, of course, he s real 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 Or is he just a hoax that s fooled a whole bunch of us at McQuarrie Middle School So Tommy compiles a collection of case studies to verify whether Origami Yoda is the real deal These tales are humorous and at times as Futurama would put it touchingly pathetic And the book features a cross section of middle school sub cliques sci fi geeks, popular kids, jocks, clueless bullies, mean girls, the know it all snarky, and quiet, shy kids And with each tale, we get a closer glimpse at Dwight, who, at first glance, appeared to be the most dimwitted and socially inept sixth grader ever Aimed at 9 to 12 year olds, Origami Yoda would thrill the heart of any adult who still remembers longings, confusion, stinging embarrassments, sorrows, and too brief joys of middle school I enjoyed the audiobook edition barely over two hours of pure pleasure which features an entire cast of narrators who make the book unforgettable But those who read the Kindle or paperback editions will get the benefit of author Tom Angleberger s delightful illustrations A hard choice, indeed You can read to discover Tommy s final scientific conclusion about Origami Yoda however, as far as I m concerned, Origami Yoda is REAL And Dwight is a real treasure I can hardly wait to start the sequel, Darth Paper Strikes Back The grocery chain Food Lion, located in 11 states in the Southeast, is mentioned in Origami Yoda.

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    REVIEW This 5 star review you must write That would be the advice my own Origami Yoda gave to me Since I believe in Origami Yoda, I am going to follow that advice.In this imaginative middle grade book, sixth grader Tommy presents his investigation into whether or not Origami Yoda is real The book is written in a tween friendly style with plenty of pencil drawings and funny blurbs in the margins There are fun chapter titles and comments from Tommy s classmates My eight year old brother has pretty much hi jacked my copy and claimed it as his own.Oh yes, and then there is Dwight He is the creator of Origami Yoda who passes Yoda s advice on to the other kids Dwight is the weird kid Every class has one He s the kid who acts really strange and doesn t care one bit what anyone else has to say about it That s Dwight and I totally LOVED him for it If you are in the mood for a short and incredibly funny book, then give The Strange Case of Origami Yoda a spin And when you finish reading, get some paper and start folding There are instructions for folding your own Origami Yoda at the end of the story RATING5 Plot5 Characters5 Attention Grabbing3 Girlie Meter4 Ending22 TOTAL5 STARS

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    This story was a good book by Tom Angleberger It is about an odd sixth grade boy, Dwight, he makes a yoda like the one from Star Wars out of paper He convinces his friends that the Origami yoda he made can predict the future, or peoples thoughts In reality, Dwight speaks for origami yoda and makes obvious predictions When a friend mentions that his origami was just a worthless piece of paper he gets angry and rips it up The friend gets upset with the fact that he made Dwight rip up his yoda and so he makes his own origami yoda out of paper However, he makes Dwight jealous because now he has his own yoda that s better Dwight then sees that his friends yoda can t make accurate predictions like his That leads up to a big fight between both of them In my opinion I like Dwight s origami yoda than his friends.

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    A friend recommended this book to me and this ended up being one of my favorite books Origami Yoda is about a sixth grade class There is a really strange boy named Dwight who has an Origami Yoda, and he wears it on his finger In this book Origami Yoda spreads his wisdom to everyone who wants his help But the big question is is Origami Yoda real or is it just Dwight trying to play a prank Tommy and his friends Kellen, and Harvey need to find out If they don t something very bad could happen to Tommy read it and you ll find out I think that Tom Angleberger did a fabulous job and has a great imagination I would give this book five stars because it had a good plot, and was very funny If you like funny books, this is a good book for you This is my favorite book that I have read this quarter Don t be a holdout and join the good side of the Force

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    Originally read 3 23 2012Reread second time listening 4 13 2012I loved it This book is quickly becoming a favorite in my fourth grade classroom I loved how each chapter was told from the point of a different character with comments from the main narrarator at the end of each chapter I can t wait to read the sequel May the force be with you.

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    The first thing I did when I saw this book with Yoda and a light saber on the cover was flip to the front to make sure George Lucas was getting his cut He is Next I read the book, which has plenty of Star Wars references mixed in with 6th grade boys, some sports, awkward school dances, a bully, a jerk, a couple girls, and one strange boy who seems to be advising them all through the mysterious abilities of a home made finger puppet By all appearances, it had the making of a perfect boy book Something that the reluctant reader might pick up and enjoy when the only other books you can get them to read are Garfield comics compilations, Diary of a Wimpy Kids and Harry Potters.The text is presented in handwriting style, so the book actually appears to be a home made casebook There are even doodles and snarky comments scribbled in the margins from time to time.But, would a real 6th grade boy read it Initially, no.Despite Yoda and a light saber on the cover, my 6th grade boy showed no interest in reading the book My 2nd grader, on the other hand, picked it up and wouldn t put it down for 30 minutes Which is, I believe, a reading record for him.Finally I begged, Please help me understand what kinds of books boys like to read Just read 30 pages and tell me what s wrong with it So he read 30 pages The next morning I asked if I could return the book to the library No I think I want to show it to someone at school He said.He came home from school with a big smile on his face and 8 Yoda finger puppets, made using directions in the back of the book He liked it He loved it Is there a sequel he asked.The one issue I thought would make him shun this book, the fact that the premise of the book centers around whether or not the main character should ask the girl he likes to dance at the next school dance, apparently was not a problem I was certain 6th grade boys were NOT interested in girls yet and would never be interested in asking one to dance I guess I was wrong.

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    The only books I ve read from the juvenile section of the library of late has been the Wimpy Kid series It makes me laugh and entertains me just as much as any adult book just as I often like books that are labeled YA labels can be so misleading When a woman in one of my book clubs, whom I admire and it bears noting that she is a teacher and probably has a grasp on children s books named this as one of her favorites of 2015, I knew I had to check it out I got a copy from the library there must have been 10 separate copies on the shelf which indicated to me that this was, indeed, popular and just finished reading it.I loved it It is so much than cute, funny and charming It s all those things but I think it is also profound in a very simple, fundamental way If I had a child, I would want them to read this and talk about it It isn t the least bit preachy but it allows the reader to think deeper about human behavior without being stuffy It has a nice balance of nice and naughtiness.just like most of us kids are I think anyone from 9 99 would enjoy this and I might even buy some copies to give out to my friends as gifts Btw, thank you, Ivonne, for pointing me towards a wonderful read

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download The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, read online The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, kindle ebook The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda ed32a7626756 IT TAKES THE WISDOM OF YODA TO SURVIVE THE SIXTH GRADEMeet Dwight, A Sixth Grade Oddball Dwight Does A Lot Of Weird Things, Like Wearing The Same T Shirt For A Month Or Telling People To Call Him Captain Dwight This Is Embarrassing, Particularly For Tommy, Who Sits With Him At Lunch Every Day But Dwight Does One Cool Thing He Makes Origami One Day He Makes An Origami Finger Puppet Of Yoda And That S When Things Get Mysterious Origami Yoda Can Predict The Future And Suggest The Best Way To Deal With A Tricky Situation His Advice Actually Works, And Soon Most Of The Sixth Grade Is Lining Up With QuestionsTommy Wants To Know How Origami Yoda Can Be So Smart When Dwight Himself Is So Clueless Is Yoda Tapping Into The Force It S Crucial That Tommy Figure Out The Mystery Before He Takes Yoda S Advice About Something VERY IMPORTANT That Has To Do With A GirlThis Is Tommy S Case File Of His Investigation Into The Strange Case Of Origami Yoda