Sunday, May 6, 2018

Waste of Space by Stuart Gibbs - ESSENTIAL

Gibbs, Stuart Waste of Space (Moon Base Alpha #3), 321 pages.  Simon & Schuster, 2018.  $17.  Language: G (1 swear); Mature Content: G (LGBT character); Violence: PG (non-graphic attack and danger).

Dash’s birthday has arrived and his Dad sneaks him out for a secret moon birthday celebration.  Their epic game of catch is cut short, however, when someone starts screaming - someone in side the base has tried to poison the despicable Lars Sjoberg.  That means that the suspect list is much too long.  Commander Nina has ordered Dash to help her with the investigation.  But besides the distraction of his birthday, Dah still has to meet with his alien friend Zan, and cope with the base-wide failure of their oxygen systems.

Gibbs ends his excellent Moon Base Alpha series with a bang. The epilogue adds just the right touch as a peek into the Moonies’ futures, too.   I will miss Dash and his friends.

EL, MS - ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library teacher

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