Monday, November 19, 2012
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee
Angleberger's opinions on the U.S. education system have become more evident as the series progresses, and Fortune Wookiee ends with a cliffhanger related to the testing mania which has taken over American schools. As a teacher, I appreciate the way he makes this shift away from arts and extracurricular activities something which can be discussed. Students miss art class and drama class; it helps to see their reality reflected in their favorite literature.
Heaviness aside, Fortune Wookiee is as fun as the rest of the series, full of Kellan's doodles, Star Wars puns, and giggle-worthy moments. There is a long list of students waiting to read this book after me...I can't wait to discuss with them.
Posted by Miss K at 9:48 PM