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How to Survive Middle School and Monster Bots

How to Survive Middle School and Monster Bots
$12.99
Format: Hardcover

Availability: In stock

Quick Overview:

In the second Howard Boward book, How to Lose Friends and Monster Bots, Howard sets out to beat his arch-rival in a prestigious science-contest---but when the secret goo he uses to give himself an advantage becomes an ever-expanding horde of robot monsters, Howard faces the prospect of losing not just the competition… but his closest friends.
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Sometimes, being smart just isn’t enough

 

It’s been a rough winter for Howard Boward, science genius. Not only is he caught in the crossfire of winter’s most dangerous weapon (snowballs), his best friend, Winnie McKinney, is mad at him, and the school bullies seem to have made it their personal mission to make life at Dolley Madison Middle School miserable. But when Howard’s teacher tells him about the upcoming robot-building contest, Howard can’t resist using his superior knowledge of science to gain an advantage, especially since he’ll be competing against archrival Gerald “G-Force” Forster. Unfortunately, the secret goo he uses to make his cardboard robot move turns it into a multiplying, vengeance-seeking monster. If Howard doesn’t stop the robot rebellion in time, they’ll ruin everything—including his friendships and the school dance

Contributor Ron Bates
Short Bio Ron Bates

Ron Bates is a novelist and humor columnist who writes about secret laboratories, monsters, bullies, robots, cafeteria food, and other perils of middle school. A former newspaper reporter, he is the author of How to Make Friends and Monsters, How to Survive Middle School and Monster Bots, the comic book series Brawn, and numerous poems and plays for kids who like to laugh. He lives in Texas.

UPC 025986736088
ISBN-10 0310736080
ISBN-13 9780310736080
Publish Date Sep 16, 2014
Weight 0.6000
Length 224.00
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zonderkidz
Price $12.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Jalynn
Overall Rating
About the Book:

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 Dolley Madison Middle School 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?"



About the Author:

Ron Bates is a novelist and humor columnist who writes about secret laboratories, monsters, bullies, robots, cafeteria food, and other perils of middle school. A former newspaper reporter, he is the author of How to Make Friends and Monsters, How to Survive Middle School and Monster Bots, the comic book series Brawn, and numerous poems and plays for kids who like to laugh. He lives in Texas.



My Review:

Howard Boward has a problem, he's smart, but apparently not smart enough to have known about a science club at his school. When he finds out about the club from his academic rival, he decides to talk to his favorite teacher about getting into the club. Soon the club is abuzz about this contest that they all want to enter---a contest dedicated to robot building. Howard really wants to enter this contest but he has very little time to prepare. So Howard goes to his secret lab to begin working on his creation. After several failed attempts, he decides to bring out the big guns and use monster goo. In spite of the warnings from his friend, he decides to use the monster goo anyway, even though that it could spell trouble to mankind.

Soon there are several things to worry about after his so-called invention. There are prombies that are fascinated with the school dance that is upon the school. There is some bullying happening that Howard is ready to take action against but he finds out quickly that going to his older brother for help is a big mistake. If you would like to learn more about this book, you can do so here.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the Z Blog Squad. (Posted on 10/22/14)

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