Read an Excerpt
Rotten School #13: Got Cake?
How to Be Popular
The most popular kid at Rotten School? Well, that's me, of course. Bernie Bridges. I suppose I'm probably the most popular fourth grader in history.
But don't ask me. Ask my hundreds of friends.
I'm a modest guy. I would never brag about how popular I am. Bragging is totally uncool.
How could I be the greatest dude who ever walked across campus if I bragged all the time?
So I'm not bragging. You can ask my twenty best friends.
They'd do anything for me. Anything.
It's easy to be surrounded by friends all the time. Really. You can do it, too. Here are my three rules for being popular:
1. Be generous
2. Be kind
3. Don't bite
I always try to follow all three rules.
That's why it was such a total shock to me when I had to prove how popular I am.
Whoa. Bernie Bridges in a popularity contest?
Could I lose? I don't think so.
I decided to prove it by throwing the biggest birthday party in the history of the known universe. But believe me, dudes and dudettesit wasn't a piece of cake.
It all started on a sunny afternoon after classes. My friends and I were out on the Great Lawn, stomping on each other's shoes as hard as we could. . . .Rotten School #13: Got Cake?. Copyright © by R.L. Stine. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.