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Space Case (Moon Base Alpha) by Stuart Gibbs
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Space Case (Moon Base Alpha) (edition 2015)

by Stuart Gibbs (Author)

Series: Moon Base Alpha (1)

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"Dashiell Gibson, who lives on Moon Base Alpha, has to solve a murder of one of the moon's most prominent doctors"--
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Title:Space Case (Moon Base Alpha)
Authors:Stuart Gibbs (Author)
Info:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2015), Edition: Reprint, 368 pages
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A murder mystery in 2040 on Moon Base Alpha. 12-year-old Dash Gibson, is really bored, cooped up on Moon Base Alpha, with his scientist parents and younger sister. While voiding a horrific meal, he overhears one of the other scientists (Dr. Holtz) speaking excitedly about a big discovery. The next morning, he is found dead, having gone on a moonwalk without securing his spacesuit. Suicide is blamed, but Dash suspects foul play and starts his own investigation over the strident objections of the commander, to a large extent because nobody wants bad publicity for the project. Some excellent storyline twists, with Dash uncovering some simmering resentments. Good for younger readers, especially for those who enjoy kids triumphing over adults. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
Fairly cute kid-oriented murder mystery on the moon. ( )
  Sarah220 | Jan 23, 2021 |
The best part of this book is that my grandson loved it. It was a chilling big brother scenario which would lead one to be distrustful of authority. There was the tone of "Why do adults make my life difficult?" and there were a few EVIL characters, but I was impressed with the sense of ambiguity. We CAN'T always read people. We all get it wrong sometimes but this story allows one to search for clues. ( )
  MaryHeleneMele | Sep 10, 2020 |
Dash is living on the moon as part of of a new colony with his science-genius parents. He overhears a conversation from a scientist while stuck in the bathroom one night about a big discovery. When the scientist is found dead in the morning, Dash is convinced it was murder. Threatened by the head of the base to drop it, Dash finds an ally in new-girl Kira. Action, adventure, space fun, Dash is smart, empathetic and a character for whom to cheer. ( )
  ewyatt | Oct 25, 2019 |
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. ( )
  Robinsonstef | Jul 10, 2019 |
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Like his fellow lunarnauts—otherwise known as Moonies—living on Moon Base Alpha, twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is famous the world over for being one of the first humans to live on the moon.

And he’s bored out of his mind. Kids aren’t allowed on the lunar surface, meaning they’re trapped inside the tiny moon base with next to nothing to occupy their time—and the only other kid Dash’s age spends all his time hooked into virtual reality games.

Then Moon Base Alpha’s top scientist turns up dead. Dash senses there’s foul play afoot, but no one believes him. Everyone agrees Dr. Holtz went onto the lunar surface without his helmet properly affixed, simple as that. But Dr. Holtz was on the verge of an important new discovery, Dash finds out, and it’s a secret that could change everything for the Moonies—a secret someone just might kill to keep...
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