“Captain” Dwight and Origami Yoda return to McQuarrie Middle School just in time to wage battle against a powerful new enemy in Angleberger’s latest installment of this popular series. After a poor showing on the state standardized tests, McQuarrie students learn that their favorite classes—art, choir, sports, LEGOs—are being replaced by FunTime, a learning enhancement program that proves to be anything but fun. With Origami Yoda at the helm, an Origami Alliance forms to launch a rebellion against FunTime in order to save the school and its students from the Dark Side. Angleberger delivers another clever, funny crowd-pleaser in a diary-style case file packed with doodles and the voices of key participants in the rebellion. The message isn’t bad either: uniting for the greater good and standing up for one’s beliefs. Fans of the series, or of Star Wars, will hit warp speeds to grab a copy of this one. Grades 3-6. --Julia Smith
About the Author
is the bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series. He is also the author of Horton Halfpott
and Fake Mustache
. Tom maintains the Origami Yoda–inspired blog origamiyoda.wordpress.com. He is married to author-illustrator Cece Bell and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia.