The Fold is Powerful With These Ones
By Tom Angleberger
Abrams Books, $12.95, 208 pages
Origami can be a powerful art. Kellen attempts to find out The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee, the origami character who, along with Han Foldo, replaces the Origami Yoda. With Dwight suspended and going to another school, the gang is up to its usual mischief. They eventually find out that the school’s extracurricular activities are being cut and that Dwight is becoming a normal boy. They must return Dwight to normal, even as the Fortune Wookiee lies in critical condition. But will they succeed before the sequel?
This is actually a fun book. Not a classic, but nonetheless a fun book. The drawings are just silly enough to make things interesting and the writing itself is more of a collection of stories organized under a tight concept. This is definitely the book right before the final sequel; it creates some loose ends and gets people ready for the conclusion, with any similarity to Star Wars clearly a coincidence. The biggest strike against this book is that it’s obviously a book in the middle of a series, but that’s as bad as this book gets. If your son loved Diary of a Wimpy Kid, odds are he will enjoy this book.
Reviewed by Jamais Jochim