"How to Make Friends and Monsters" by Ron Bates was sent to me free of charge, by Zonderkids, in exchange for my honest review of it.
"How to Make Friends and Monsters" is a young adult fiction book about Howard Boward. He was what some would call the classic geek. He loved science and had no friends. His mother became concerned and bought him a book called, "How to Make Friends". Little Mr. Science decided that he would make a friend...The problem is, he was setting out to "MAKE" a friend. He wanted a friend who was big and would be his best friend, so he started asking, even the bullies who picked on him daily, for strands of their hair so he could get their DNA. Well, he eventually got ALL KINDS of hair from animals and from one sweet little girl. He puts a bunch of stuff together and actually "makes" a friend who he hooks to his computer when he wants to teach him something.
With all the shenanigans that Howard and his new friend get into, I was laughing hysterically through, probably 90%, of this book. It was extremely funny and fun to read.
I would definitely recommend this book for a fun read, not only for young kids, but for any age group that likes to laugh.