Friday, October 14, 2016

What's Happening on the Moon?

Living in a small community on the moon sounds like it would be awesome. But Dashiell Gibson thinks that there are a lot of things lacking about Moon Base Alpha. The fact that his family will be on the moon for the next three years doesn't make the day-to-day boringness of it all seem any better. There is only one other kid Dash’s age and even though they’re friends, they probably wouldn't be that close down on Earth because their interests are too different. Sleeping arrangements are tight and the bathroom is a hassle. It’s a long walk when Dash gets up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, but the conversation he overhears Dr. Holtz having on the phone intrigues him. The next morning the lunarnauts (or Moonies) are told that one of the scientists, Dr. Holtz, died accidentally. After what he witnessed in the bathroom Dash is sure it was a murder.  No one believes him and it starts to look like a cover up is taking place. Is it possible to find out if there's a traitor on the moon? Did Dr. Holtz have any enemies and could they be on the moon? Is Dash onto something or is he losing it? Put together the pieces of the puzzle to find out!

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs is an interesting book that takes place in the future. Anyone who has ever thought it would be fun to live somewhere else in the solar system will enjoy this book. I think it's a great book for kids in fourth grade and up who like adventure, science, and history. Dash is a smart boy with a good sense of humor. He's easy to relate to and would make a good friend. The story has a lot of mystery to it and there were definitely parts when I was nervous about what was going to happen. I don’t think living on the moon would be as easy as I imagined before reading this book. I look forward to the next book in the series.

Has anyone else read Space Case? Or have you read another book by Stuart Gibbs? We'd love to hear your thoughts!


Happy Reading!
~L

28 comments:

  1. That would've been a fun book to read when I was a kid.

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  2. Living elsewhere in the cosmos would be neat...to read about haha

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    1. Pat- The main character in this book would definitely agree with you. :) ~L

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  3. I think it could be an adventure to live on the moon, not sure for 3 years though. Sounds like a cute book.

    Betty

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    1. Betty- It was a great book and it made me realize that 3 years is a long time on the moon! :) ~L

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  4. This sounds like a good book. It might be fun to live on the moon for a little while. But I'd miss the green trees and water of Earth!

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    1. Sherry- I would miss the green and the water too! :) ~L

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  5. It sounds excellent. I love that despite the exotic locale, the issues seem to remain the same. Friendship, concealment, mystery...

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    1. EC- It just goes to show that whatever the setting, some things will remain the same. :) ~L

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  6. My six year old son will like this when he's a bit older. He loves space adn the solar system.

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    1. Heidi- Definitely add it to his list! :) ~L

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  7. This sounds absolutely nice and fun !!

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  8. Recomendo aqueles produtos! ;)

    Adoraria ler esse livro, porque gosto de histórias que se passam fora da Terra!

    Ótimo sábado!

    Beijo! ^^

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    1. Amanda- I agree! It is fun to read stories that take place outside of Earth. :) ~L

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  9. Oh, it's like Nancy Drew on the moon! I loved those books when I was young and this sounds perfect for smart and curious elementary kids. Thanks for the review! :)

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    1. Lexa- Totally! A fun book for someone who likes mysteries and space. :) ~L

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    1. Dezmond- Yes, lots of fun! :) ~L

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  11. I love stories that take us off our planet for a bigger view of things.

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  12. Cool. This is just the sort of story I would have loved as a kid.

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    1. The Armchair Squid- With your love of Star Trek I think you would have loved this as a kid (and that you might like it as an adult too). :) ~L

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  13. This sounds great -- I love the sound of mystery mixed in with science! We'll have to check this one out. Great review!

    ~Michele & Mckenzie

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    1. A Belle's Tale- I liked the mix of science and mystery together too! Glad you enjoyed the review. :) ~L

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  14. I have no interest in ever living anywhere but on earth, but I do love my sci-fi and space novels about the moon and other planets. This sounds like it's a good one for those who love those kind of books too!

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    1. Olivia- I thought it might be cool to live somewhere else in the solar system- but I think a lot more scientific advances would need to happen for me to do it. :) ~L

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