Space Case (Moon Base Alpha)

Space Case (Moon Base Alpha)

By Stuart Gibbs

26 ratings 29 reviews 35 followers
Book 1 of 2 in the  Moon Base Alpha Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.370717
It’s a murder mystery on the moon in this humorous and suspenseful space adventure from the author of Belly Up and Spy School.

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...
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13: 9781442494879
ISBN-10: 1442494875
Published on 10/13/2015
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 368

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This book was really good as the author combined suspense plus the occasinal funny scene made this book amazing. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes this author or likes things that make you laugh out loud.

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs is a book about a 12 year old boy named Dahiell Gibson who lives on the moon on a scale of 1-10 its a 9 its about him solving the mystery of who killed DR holtz he meets so many people and at the end he discovers something crazy

Space Case is the first out of three books in the Moon Base Alpha series. Stuart Gibbs has impressed everyone will the plot and humorous ideas in this incredible book. Dashiell Gibson, a 12 year old boy, is just getting used to life on the moon station when something strange happens: When Dashiell heads into the bathroom (The food on the station isn't great), he notices Dr. Holtz talking to what seems to be himself. Could he be hallucinating? Dash doesn't know, so when Holtz turns up dead a few hours later, Dash knows it wasn't an accident. Someone has killed Holtz, someone who knows the big news that Holtz was going to say to everyone that morning. Now it's up to Dash to find out what exactly caused Holtz to die, and who killed him. Because if their was a killer on the base, then everyone he cared about, and more, would be in danger. Only problem is, the base was small, and everyone could be a suspect. Will Dash be able to solve the mystery, or will someone else be murdered? I really loved this fast paced book. With all the hidden clues, this book is worth the read!

A must read! If you like mysteries or other books by Stuart Gibbs then you will love this! Plus if you want to be an astronaut you are not going to the moon before reading this! :)

It's a great book I really enjoyed it . It was very exciting and science fictiony

This book is very cool and interesting. It has a unique concept about how living in space isn't as fun as it is in space movies like in Star Trek or Star Wars. it may not have as much action as the other book series from Stuart Gibbs that I'm reading called Spy School, which can make the book a little boring at times. I still enjoyed it nonetheless.

In this book Dash Gibson is tired of living on the moon. Everyone told him it would be a super great experience, but in reality it's not. But what can Dash do? When a beloved scientist, Dr. Holtz,gets murdered, Dash knows he needs to solve the case. He heard Dr. Holtz mention a big discovery the day before he died, but no one believes him. Will Dash be able to solve the case? Read the book to find out!

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