Title: HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND MONSTER BOTS
Author: Howard Boward and Ron Bates
Genre: Tweener / Science fiction
Sometimes, being smart just isn’t enough
It’s been a rough semester for Howard Boward, science genius. Not only is he having to dodge winter’s most feared weapon (snowballs), his close friend, Winnie McKinney, is barely speaking to him. If that weren’t enough, he’s the favorite target of some bullies who seem determined to make life at
as miserable as possible. But then Howard learns about an upcoming robot-building
contest—finally a chance to show off his science skills and beat archrival
Gerald “G-Force” Forster! Unfortunately, the only way to win is by using his
secret “monster goo,” a formula that has terrifying side effects. Can Howard
resist the temptation? Or will he unleash a robot rampage that could destroy
the town—and ruin the school dance? Dolley Madison Middle School
The review (written by my tween daughter): HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND MONSTER BOTS was kind of interesting. It is the second book in the series. I didn't read the first, but I wasn't lost. They talk about robots and how scary middle school is. Howard had this barrel of goo, I don’t know where he got it, but it appeared to be kind of a magic goo that grows and stuff. The goo starts multiplying and turns into a… well, you have to read the book and find out.
I recommend it to people that like robots and science fiction. It wasn’t really scary. It was kind of weird and funny at times. I liked the authors’ sense of humor. This would be a great book for tween boys. My older brother (who is not a tween) actually laughed out loud a few times when he read it. Available in ebook and in hard cover. 224 pages.