I read the Strange Case of Origami Yoda. It is about a boy named Dwight who folded his own origami Yoda without directions. People ask Origami Yoda a question, and Origami Yoda tries to answer it.
For example, one kid named Quavondo kept taking Cheetos and not sharing, so they called him the Cheeto Hog. So he asked Origami Yoda, “How can I stop being a Cheeto Hog?” Origami Yoda told him, “Get Cheetos for everybody.” He said ok, so at nighttime, he and his big brother went to the grocery shop and he got Cheetos for everybody. So the day after, at the assembly, he gave Cheetos to everybody.
I like this book because everybody keeps asking Origami Yoda a question, and he answers really funny questions. It’s a little bit cool, and it’s about middle schoolers. I like Dwight because he’s weird, like me.
I think boys will enjoy it because it’s a cool book. Some girls will like it, girls who like boy stuff. Some girls do, actually. I rate this a 9 out of 10.
MOM’S PERSPECTIVE: Although I did not read the whole book, Mason read a few of these chapters aloud to me. It has the type of humor you’d find in Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and also in a similar diary format (although very few pictures). It centers around middle school-aged kids feeling dorky and trying to figure out how to be cool. It’s innocent fun, nothing that younger kids shouldn’t read. Boys will definitely like it, but I think girls will as well. There are a few significant girl characters in the book, although as Mason pointed out, “the girls in the book are like boys”…I’m assuming that means they are sporty…? It also has instructions in the back on how to fold your own Origami Yoda, which Mason hasn’t yet tried but is very excited to do.