“Just because humans are evil doesn’t mean the rest of the galaxy is too.” ~Space Case
Space Case by Stuart Gibbs: 4/5 stars
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…
This is a middle grade novel and despite my age i really enjoyed this book. I thought it was very easy to read and i also thought it was a fun book to read! It was a great break from the YA novels i read, so I enjoyed being able to just fly through this book without a problem. I enjoyed the mystery throughout the novel especially since I’m not very good at solving mysteries it was easy for me to get lost in that aspect of the book. I have always loved mysteries and this one was pretty good to me.
I did give this book four out of five stars, because I felt like some parts could be a little slow. I don’t think the book being slow in some parts is a big problem though, because it is a middle grade book.
I liked that the novel was from a kids perspective, because it added to the overall playful yet serious tone of the book. It was easy to form a bond with Dashiell since most have been in his position…maybe not quite the same position as the moon, but that kid who isn’t happy with a decision made by the parents.
I loved the ending of the book because not only did the reader get to find out who the murderer was there was also another secret that I wasn’t expecting. I didn’t want this review to have any spoilers so I wont be talking about the ending besides that I loved it.
I love pretty much everything about space so i picked up this book not realizing it belonged to a series; however, I don’t mind getting the second book because I really liked Space Case. I definitely would recommend this book to anyone looking for an easy read or of course if you’re younger and interested in middle grade books. If you love murder mysteries than this book is probably something you’ll enjoy.
I hope y’all enjoyed my review! I know it’s not as long, but i felt like there wasn’t as much to cover, because I also didn’t want to include any spoilers in this review. 🙂