Monday, December 22, 2014

How to Survive Middle School and Monster Bots: A Review


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.

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