Summary: Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda. 141 pgs. Amulet
The characters in this book were just like real sixth graders. It brought me back — the teasing, the awkwardness, the fun of it all. The book is written in an interesting way, different characters narrating each chapter, which I liked a lot. The instructions on how to build an origami Yoda at the end are very tempting… hmmmm. A humorous novel, fun to read, and possibly Newbery quality. It has an important message about the kids that everyone thinks are weird.
Origami Yoda was one of the best books I have read this year. The characters were really funny, and I liked how the book was set up. The ending was great, thankfully not a cliff-hanger. I think it could win a Newbery, but at the same time it was felt like a fun-read.