Ah, yes, the saga continues. I’m slightly concerned that the fact that the kids in these books are in junior high, and my kid is only going into 3rd grade, but most of the concepts aren’t too far beyond him. Although he scrunches his nose at the chapters where the boys and girls talk about liking each other. Thank goodness!
Anyway, we rejoin the kids of McQuarrie Middle School and their troubles. Dwight is still weird, Harvey is still a jerk, and Tommy and Kellen are still documenting everything in a case file. However, things have gotten worse at McQuarrie. Dwight is in trouble – biiiig trouble. To the point where he may be kicked out of school. He’s accused of threatening someone whilst giving advice as Origami Yoda. And Harvey has made it worse by egging on the student who complained, not to mention the principal who clearly has it in for Dwight. Harvey makes it even worse than that by making his own Star Wars origami – Darth Paper, who is fully on the dark side. That kid is a real jerk.
So Tommy and the other kids put together a case file to present to the school board to convince them to not send Dwight to reform school. They do their best, and even Harvey figures out that maybe he wasn’t doing the right thing (although it’s not that he admits that). The question remains: is Origami Yoda real? Does he use the force? Or is the whole thing a huge fraud?
Like I said, this might be a little old for my kid, and it’s waaaay young for me, but so long as I’m there reading it with him and can explain what he doesn’t understand (or maybe change a couple of things I don’t want to explain). But, if you’re looking for something to read with an older elementary-aged kid or a middle schooler, you could do a lot worse.