Thursday, November 13, 2014

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs - ESSENTIAL

Gibbs, Stuart Space Case, 356 p. Simon, 2014.  $17.  Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (mild).  

Dashiell Gibson and his family are living on the moon.  You would think that would be pretty awesome, and it is, but the cost-cutting measures in the construction means that everything is pretty cramped and as inconvenient as possible.  This moon base is no tourist destination - but, unfortunately, it is for the other family that paid millions of dollars to be there and are making everyone’s lives miserable in retaliation.  When Dash is making a mid-night call of nature, he hears one of the scientists talk about a huge announcement he is going to make the next day.  The next day, however, the scientist is dead, instead.  Dash knows it is foul play, but he is going to need help proving it, because the supervisor wants to keep the idea of murder away from the public.  And since the murderer is still on base, Dash and his friends could also lose their lives.  

Gibbs writes a great murder mystery.  The space elements feel realistic and he seems to have his science spot on, like he has actually lived on the moon.  Love it.  

EL, MS - ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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