In How to Survive Middle School and Monster Bots, Howard Boward is having a rough semester in Middle School. He's having to dodge snowballs and bullies and trying to pull off a win in an upcoming robot-building contest. Howard realizes the only way to win is to use his secret "monster goo," with possibly terrifying results. Will Howard play by the rules, or will he unleash a robot rampage that could destroy the town, or perhaps even more devastating, ruin the school dance?
I liked this book. It's told from Howard's nerdy, typical boy, self-centered, point of view. It was silly and fun, sort of along the lines of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but touched on real issues facing students in middle school, and I loved the subtle moral undertones. I found myself laughing out loud several times.
Bottom line: this is a great series for boys and girls in 4th-7th grades, especially fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
I received this book for free from the publisher through Book Look Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine.