How to Win a Slime War

Mae Respicio

Middle Grade

Realistic Fiction, Family, Science

September 14th, 2021

Two kids face off in an epic battle to see who can sell the most slime, while navigating sticky situations with friends and family.

Alex Manalo and his dad have just moved back to Sacramento, CA to help out with their extended family's struggling Filipino market. While Alex likes helping out in the store, his true passion is making slime! He comes up with his own recipes and plays with ingredients, colors, and different bumpy or sparkly bits, which make his slime truly special. A new friend encourages Alex to sell his creations at school, which leads to a sell-off battle with a girl who previously had a slime-opoly. Winner gets bragging rights and the right to be the only slime game in town.

But dad thinks Alex should be focused more on traditional boy pasttimes and less on slime. As the new soccer coach, dad gets Alex to join the team. Even though he hates sports, Alex gives in.

Alex is battling on several fronts--with his new friends at school, and with his dad at home. It will be a sticky race to the finish to see who oozes out on top.

How to Win a Slime War