Tom Angleberger’s The Strange Case of Origami Yoda: A Review Essay
Brandon Kirkwood Mrs. Stratakos 1/2 The Strange Case of Origami Yoda For this book report I read the Strange Case Of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger. This book is about a group 6th graders who believe in a origami Yoda that tells the future and give advice about various topics. There are multiple characters that have problems that are resolved by origami Yoda. There are three main characters. One, Dwight has a big imagination, but sometimes he can do some really weird things. He is the maker of the origami Yoda.
He was inspired to make the origami Yoda from the movie Star Wars. The second main character, Tom becomes friends with Dwight and believes that Dwight’s Yoda gives real advice. The final main character is Harvey who doesn’t believe that Dwight’s origami is real. He plays the antagonist because he bullies Dwight and wants him to admit that origami Yoda is fake and makes an advanced copy of origami Yoda. With their being two Yoda’s people started going to Harvey because it looked more advanced and had a better Yoda voice.
It was never proven that Harvey’s Origami advice was true. Dwight sends a challenge to Harvey demanding a battle of the origami Yoda’s at the 6th grade dance. At the school dance Harvey and Dwight face off by having students ask questions about different scenes in the Star Wars movies. The final question of the battle was in regards to Tom wanting to know if Sarah would like to go out with him. Dwight’s origami Yoda said yes and Harvey’s origami said no.
Since Tom always believed Dwight’s origami Yoda was real, he walked right over to Sarah and asked if she would go out with him. Her answer was yes and this proved that Dwight’s origami Yoda was real. I would recommend this book to kids who like Star Wars. The grade group can be 3rd grade to 8th, it’s a good book and has some interesting parts and overly enjoyed it. I would rate this book 8. 5 out of 10. I would recommend this book to a person who likes action and a it of mystery.