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Publication Date: 2014
Series: Howard Boward
Sometimes, being smart just isnt enough
Its been a rough semester for Howard Boward, science genius. Not only is he having to dodge winters most feared weapon (snowballs), his close friend, Winnie McKinney, is barely speaking to him. If that werent enough, hes 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 contestfinally 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 townand ruin the school dance?
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.