Sunday, January 4, 2015

Book Review: How to Survive Middle School and Monster Bots

Book Jacket:

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?

My Review:   What an incredibly delightful book!  This chapter book is a perfect read for older elementary age children and the older crowds - like it's namesake junior high level kids - will enjoy this and zip right through it!

Howard is an incredibly bright, wonderful student that creates robot for the science fair but it runs quickly sour!  He's bullied by his classmates which makes him a loner and he spends his time with science and building his new robot after his first one runs away from home.  It comes back and to the rescue when the new science fair robot tries to take over the school!

This book is a fun, quick, delightful read.  One note: This is the second book in the series, of which I did not read, and you don't need to read that one to follow along.  This book stands alone just fine!

I thank BookLook bloggers for the chance to review this book and my review is a positive opinion expressed by me on my own accord.

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