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The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: An Origami Yoda Book (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Tom Angleberger

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Title:The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: An Origami Yoda Book
Authors:Tom Angleberger
Info:Amulet Books (2012), Edition: Third Edition, Hardcover, 208 pages
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Tags:friendship, journal, middle school, funny

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Liam,HPB,2.99,4-1-2016
  trexm5qp7 | Apr 1, 2016 |
What a delightful read no matter how old you are! ( )
  BranC | Mar 31, 2016 |
Read in an hour and a half. About as fun as the first two, I think. I just love the Star Wars theme (and how sixth and seventh graders know incredibly obscure Star Wars trivia so very well). This book is a lot about how being "normal" is not necessarily better for someone than being "weird," and about how the definitions of those words are totally subjective anyway—a theme I quite like. ( )
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
With Dwight attending Tippett Academy this semester, the kids of McQuarrie Middle School are on their own--no Origami Yoda to give advice and help them navigate the treacherous waters of middle school. Then Sara gets a gift she says is from Dwight--a paper fortune-teller in the form of Chewbacca. It's a Fortune Wookiee, and it seems to give advice that's just as good as Yoda's--even if, in the hands of the girls, it seems too preoccupied with romance. In the meantime, Dwight is fitting in a little too well at Tippett. Has the unimaginable happened? Has Dwight become normal? It's up to his old friends at McQuarrie to remind their kooky friend that it's in his weirdness that his greatness lies.

This is the third 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 The Secret of the Fortune Wookieehas crafted a worthy follow-up to his break
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"Angleberger's third in the series continues the fun. A chorus of spot-on middle school voices and plenty of laughs are wrapped around this tale of friendship and seasoned with Star Wars references."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Tom Angleberger offers a hilarious third book in his best-selling series starring origami Star Wars characters. Angleberger's grasp of middle-school emotions, humor and behavior is spot-on, and parents who want to get a sense of what it's like be a preteen these days might consider reading this book. But you'll likely have to pry it out of your young reader's hands first."
--Scripps Howard News Service
  lkmuir | Nov 23, 2015 |
This book was a little different then previous books since Dwight wasn't in it quite as much and since this time the Origami advice was faked. That being said the advice Hans Foldo and Fortune Wookiee gave were pretty cool. I thought it was awesome that Sara was the one giving advice and she did a great job approximating Chewie and Hans. Clearly there is something brewing for the next book and I am very glad that Dwight will go back to being himself and returning for the next book. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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McQuarrie Middle School's students miss Origami Yoda when Dwight leaves for Tippett Academy, but he sends Sara a paper Fortune Wookiee that seems to give advice just as good as Yoda's--even if, in the hands of girls, it seems preoccupied with romance.… (more)

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