Space Case

30 Sep
Space Case
Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

Title: Space case
Author: Stuart Gibbs
Series: Moon Base Alpha
Recommended for: Grades 3-8
Pages: 337
Call Number/Link:  J FICTION GIBBS, S.
Synopsis: It’s a murder mystery on the moon. Twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is living on the moon and bored out of his mind. Kids aren’t allowed on the lunar surface, meaning they’re trapped insid. Then Moon Base Alpha’s top scientist turns up dead. Dash senses there’s foul play afoot, but no one believes him. Dr. Holtz was on the verge of an important new discovery, and it’s a secret that could change everything for the Moonies;a secret someone just might kill to keep…
Review: Stuart Gibbs comes out strong in this classic locked-room inspired tale of mystery. Plenty of suspects, plus a colorful science fiction setting make this book a strong recommend. The book has an excellent sense of pacing and a good humor, even in light of the death being the centerpiece of the book. The ending was a little telegraphed, if one reads mysteries, but should be enough of a surprise to newer readers, not gorged on classic mystery tropes. The ending also added a world shaking premise changer, which should be interesting to see developed in a later novel.

1 Comment

Posted by on September 30, 2015 in Adventure, Juv, Mysteries, Sci-Fi


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One response to “Space Case

  1. Andrea

    September 30, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    I read this one a while ago, and while I liked the premise, I kind of hate that they erased ASL. The hearing impaired community is huge.



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