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Limited Barnes & noble exclusive edition of Waste of Space, the third and final book in Stuart Gibbs's New York Times bestselling Moon Base Alpha series, featuring an exclusive jacket with holographic foil, and a moon base scene on the reverse sideplus 16 pages of bonus content, including an interview with an alien.
Tensions are running high when multi-billionaire Lars Sjoburg is poisoned and demands to go home and everyone is looking to Dash Gibson to solve the case in this third and final book in the New York Times bestselling Moon Base Alpha series.
Moon Base Alpha was supposed to be an exciting place to live, but Dash didn’t expect for it to be this exciting. After solving a murder and rescuing the moon base commander, he just wants to have a calm, quiet thirteenth birthday. But of course multi-billionaire and total pain Lars Sjoburg ruins itby being poisoned.
Now there’s a murderer loose on Moon Base Alpha again. And Dash is charged with finding out who it could have been.
Everyone has a motive, and time is running out.
About the Author
Stuart Gibbs is the author of the FunJungle series, as well as the New York Times bestselling Spy School and Moon Base Alpha series. He has written the screenplays for movies like See Spot Run and Repli-Kate, worked on a whole bunch of animated films, developed TV shows for Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, ABC, and Fox. Stuart lives with his wife and children in Los Angeles. You can learn more about what he’s up to at StuartGibbs.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When someone tries to poison Lars Sjoberg, no one is really surprised. This trillionaire has rubbed everyone the wrong way since he arrived on Moon Base Alpha. In fact, the real question becomes who didn’t want the man dead. Dashiell Gibson is roped into helping with the investigation. How did the poison get on base? And who tried to kill Lars? This is another fantastic mystery for kids of all ages. The setting is creative, fun, and realistically handled. The mystery is great with good twists and turns. I did feel the pacing slowed down a little in the middle for a series long sub-plot, but that is a minor complaint. The characters are still strong, and there are moments that are guaranteed to make kids laugh and cheer. This is our final trip to the moon with these characters, and the series is wrapped up in a very satisfying way.
This is the third book in the Moon Base Alpha series, so it would be best to read the previous books before reading this one. However, the author does a quick review,so you can still enjoy the story if you start here. The narration is in first-person, told from the viewpoint of thirteen-year-old Dashiell Gibson. This book presents a plausible account of the messy realities of life on the moon in the not-too-distant future. The Moon Base is not a magical place that instantly transforms people. Rather, they bring all of their quirks and weaknesses to the moon with them. The restrictive living conditions bring tensions to a boil regularly. I enjoyed reading a book that promoted the study of science. All the adults are accomplished scientists, with the exception of the Sjoburg family, who are wealthy and are there as the first Moon Base tourists. Some of the scientists have children and they were allowed to accompany their parents on this three-year assignment. It was refreshing to read a story that presented a hopeful view of the future. I also appreciated the strong ties that Dash shared with his family. He is an admirable brother who will do anything to protect his sister, Violet. This is an exciting story with action, peril, mystery and an extraterrestrial! I have included information about content that may be of concern to some parents. There are several instances of bathroom talk. The main character reminds the reader frequently that the space toilets are terrible, but he spends a lot of time there because it is the only place he can have privacy. There is a scene where dehydrated human excrement is used as a weapon of self-defense. One adult character reveals that he is gay and has been secretly dating another adult while living at the Moon Base. There are no descriptions of the characters expressing affection for each other, but his sexual orientation is clearly explained and there is no ambiguity or room for misunderstanding. Virtually everyone at Moon Base Alpha breaks the rules with no real consequences. For example, only a small amount of fresh food is grown in the greenhouse on base, making it a rare and precious commodity. The food is supposed to be shared equally, but almost every character sneaks in and steals a cherry tomato or a strawberry. Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC of this book.
This review will becoming from my 11 year old son. I have read Stuart Gibbs books and I love every single one. I like how he writes it is fun, creative and awesome. I can't wait to read more because I love this Spy book series too. My turn: Stuart Gibbs is able to give kids of all ages books that parents will enjoy reading to their kids as well as kids reading them alone. Parents do not need to worry about language or themes that might not be appropriate for children of all ages. The story is fun, and flows well with the different characters readers will meet. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers for the advance copy of Stuart Gibbs Waste of Space (Moon Base Alpha #3)
I love stuarts books and cant wait till march! I know it will be great, and hope anyone else who reads it will love it too! I have read al his books and i am only ever dissapointed in one thing; how short the books are. Have fun reading a great book!
It hasent came out yet but it is good book