Author: Tom Angleberger
Genre: MG fiction
Published: August 7th 2012
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Source: Purchased Hardback
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.
My Rating of this Book – 4 out of 5 Stars
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee is yet another fun adventure of the Origami Yoda chronicles. Though not as exciting of the first and second novel, I truly enjoyed this novel. I guess the real reason I did struggle a little with this novel because Dwight is missing from the picture – well, most of the time at least. Kind of funny how he’s the heart and soul of the series and you really don’t notice it until he’s gone.
However! I really loved the twists and turns the Fortune Wookiee presents in this case file. Though, honestly, I’m more a R2D2 and C3PO fan – which I would love to see in one of these novels someday – the Fortune Wookiee and Han Foldo duo are a lot of fun. I also love that it is Sara – a girl – who is left in charge while Dwight is away. And apparently, she’s very good at a wookiee impression.
All in all, I can’t wait to find out what trouble is brewing in McQuarrie Middle School next. And I would recommend this series to anyone who is a kid at heart, or those who just love Star Wars.