Dark times have fallen on McQuarrie Middle School. Dwight, a seventh grader renowned for his OrigamiYoda finger puppet, returns to the school and warns of an approaching crisis. Sure enough, when the latest batch of standardized test scores fails to please the principal, he cancels all the fun elective classes, like art, music, and LEGO design, and replaces them with a test prep program called the FunTime learning system, which pretty much consists of "educational" cartoons with awful songs and worse singing. With the help of Origami Yoda, the students form a Rebel Alliance to defeat the FunTime Menace and restore order (and art, music etc.,) to their school Universe. Can they win with the help of the Force and cope with a surprise attack from Jabba the Puppett?
Published by Amulet Books, 2013
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