books i’m reading {origami yoda & darth paper}

25 Aug


I have had these 2 books, Origami Yoda and Darth Paper by Tom Angleberger, on my shelf for a while and I finally got around to reading them. I have heard a lot about them and was interested to read them myself to see what they were all about.
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

{description – from shelfari}
In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that weren’t strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise and prescient. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a pop quiz, guesses who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and saves a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwight’s classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. With contributions from his puzzled classmates, he assembles the case file that forms this novel.
Darth Paper Strikes Back

{description – from shelfari}
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 . . . With his proven knack for humorously exploring the intrigues, fads, and dramas of middle school, Tom Angleberger has crafted a worthy sequel to his breakout bestseller.
I did enjoy these books. They weren’t my favorite books but they were different. I think boys would love this book because they are told mostly from a boy’s point of view.
When I was finished reading the books, I had to try making an origami yoda and darth paper. Obviously. Here they are.


darth paper


finger puppets

They didn’t come out great but they’re still fun. I’m sure kids would love making something like this to go along with the book they’re reading. Adds a little something extra.
Has anyone else read these and/or attempted the origami?



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