It’s a murder mystery on the moon in this humorous and suspenseful space adventure from the author of Belly Up and Spy School that The New York Times Book Review called “a delightful and brilliantly constructed middle grade thriller.”
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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This is a quality book. It keeps the reader trying to figure out who the murderer is, the reader has a suspect, hopes they were right, and then the book makes a huge twist. The murderer wasn't even an important character in the book!
This book also addresses the fact that some human beings aren't ready for interstellar contact, and also addresses a possible side effect to nuclear bombing.
Space Case is a sci-fi book, but also mostly sticks to the facts of space travel.
I so recommend
I am honestly a gamer I play lots of games but this book changed that I read this instead of playing any game and my parents were surprised so I have to give it a five star and I recommend this!
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What a crazy mystery *SPOILER ALERT YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED* No one expects the quiet guy