Thursday, October 30, 2014

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

Dashiell is twelve and a moonie.  He's living in a base located on the moon.  It's the ultimate adventure.  It's also boring...

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore to get a copy.

I found this read fascinating.  I think space travel will be possible in the future (not in mine, but someday) and I enjoy fantasy accounts of surviving there.  Anything could happen...

Dashiell was in the bathroom late one night and overheard a professor talking on the phone about a great discovery he was going to reveal the next day.  When he awakens the next morning, the professor is dead.  He went out the airlock without his suit sealed properly and suffocated to death.  Dash doesn't believe this was an accident.  The professor was a space professional and had been too happy the night before.  No one else believes him.  No one except a new girl who is only there a few days before she returns with her father.  What can two kids do to prove it was murder when no one will listen?

They work hard on finding proof.  What they find is that the killer is not done killing; now someone is trying to kill them!  Dashiell is lucky enough to have some extra help and that helps him over the hump.  You'll have to read the book to find out about this special help.  It's a really nice touch and makes the story special.

Whether you are young or old, this story has something for everyone and it's not boring.  Get a copy!

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