Darth Paper Strikes Back (Origami Yoda #2)

Book 2 of 6 in the Origami Yoda Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5S4.622554
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
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published on August 1, 2011 by Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-10: 1419700278
ISBN-13: 9781419700279
49 Book Reviews
  • kalim
    kalimabout 1 year55 stars
    The origami on each Origami Yoda book is very creative.
    • crazber
      crazberalmost 2 years44 stars
      Funny book. You can convert the 5 fold yoda into Asoka if you color it differently.
      • inmemoryofcpr
        inmemoryofcprover 3 years44 stars
        Harvey has always been skeptical about Origami Yoda. So he tries to pry open the truth and makes Darth Paper which he uses to fight him . Soon, Harvey seems to have turned evil and his friends try to rescue him but it is harder then they have expected. How will they ever bring Harvey back to the right side? I would recommend this for ages 10+ Awesome book! The plot was really fun and interesting. The pace was really nice but the author could just smooth it a teensy bit more. The pictures were so funny and I loved reading the case files. FYi, the 3rd book is the secret of the fortune Wookiee ;)
        • ninja06
          ninja06about 4 years55 stars
          such a stooky book
          • Soy Suhiover 4 years
            I love this book
            • 18rulesnowabout 5 years
              I have this book i mean it is soo good
              • origamiyodas
                origamiyodasover 5 years55 stars
                This is an awesome book. Total stooky. it got me HOOKED to the Origami yoda Series and I've almost read all of them an amazing book for 7 year olds to 15 year olds
                • yoda .jrover 6 years
                  epic this is
                  • joes
                    joesover 6 years55 stars
                    This book is super awesome. If you like Star Wars it is the book for you.
                    • LLLLover 6 years
                      read this you must