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How to Survive Middle School and Monster Bots by Ron Bates is the second book about Howard Boward. We have not read the first book but Apple enjoyed this book anyway. The book is told from 7th grader Howard's point of view. Howard is a smart kid who endures bullies and other middle school catastrophes. Howard is frustrated to find out his rival "G-Force" has created a robot for a science club. Now Howard has robot fever.
Of course Howard's efforts don't go as he plans. Can he outdo G-Force's robot? Will his bullies gain a new respect for him?
Apple enjoyed this book. She felt like it was geared more towards boys so maybe Speedy will like it in the future. It was a short read for her. She did say she'd like to read the first book now. Ron Bates has a good, clean comedic style of writing. The random sketches in the book add to the funny story line.
This book is recommended for ages 8-12 and would make a fun stocking stuffer or Christmas gift for your tween boy or girl.