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Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

Book Summary

Dashiell is one of the first moon colonists, with all of the tiresome fame and limitations that creates. Mandated positive blog posts about how great life is on the moon? TV interviews for all the people on Earth where you focus on the excitement, instead of the tedium of eating the same food all the time? It's gotten old, but it's also gotten dangerous. A scientist died, and they're calling it an accident, but Dashiell has information that makes him suspicious. Who's lying, and why . . . and is everyone on the moon in danger?

The sequel to this book is Spaced Out.
Space Case book cover
Space Case

Book Review

This is a mystery with a realistic fiction vibe and a science fiction (moon colony) element. I really enjoyed this book, which manages to incorporate some light moments and humor, as well as memorable characterization, which is not always the case in a murder mystery, or in stories that could otherwise focus too much on the science part of living on the moon instead of the human part. This is a book with lots of appeal for many different kinds of readers.

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Mystery
  • Trust; Responsibility
  • Living on the Moon
  • Public Image vs. Private Self

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

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