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Waste of Space (Moon Base Alpha) Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-03-16 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:148147779X
LANGUAGE:English

"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.
" said.

"Dash is on the hunt for clues again as yet another crime is committed on Moon Base Alpha. This time, he is recruited by Nina, the base commander, to hunt for clues. She realizes his ability for this as he has solved the past two cases and that folks won't suspect his investigation because he is a kid.

While a formulaic (yet creative and action packed) plot ensues, it is interrupted by Zan's appearance and an unexpected and sentimental ending.

Gibb's fans are in for another great installment!

Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC of this novel.
" said.

"Dashiell, Violet, Kira and all the other Moonies are still on Moon Base Alpha and murder and mayhem once again abound amidst all the science nerds and their families. This time someone tries to do what everyone has been thinking about doing since their arrival on the moon—kill Lars Sjoberg to stop the whining, yelling, and demanding! After proving himself a capable detective in the first two installments of the series, base commander Nina actually asks Dash to do some investigating while she deals with some more serious (!!!) issues on the station. Kira is, of course, anxious to jump right into a new adventure and even Violet has a significant role in this one. Extraterrestrial Zan pops into Dash’s mind throughout in her attempt to decipher human behavior and determine whether or not the species is worthy of receiving a solution to the impending doom that is on the horizon for planet Earth. All that might sound like too much going on in just one book, but Stuart Gibbs has once again created a highly entertaining story for 5th-8th graders that comes across as absolutely possible despite its currently implausible sci-fi plot. Dash is a strong positive character, intelligent, friendly, and a great older brother, but one with an adventurous, virtual reality game playing side that readers will find easy to connect to. I have thoroughly enjoyed all three MBA books and was more than a little disappointed when this one (and likely the series???) ended. For full disclosure, there are a few pages that may make this one difficult for some libraries or parents to purchase as one character reveals his homosexuality and Gibbs includes a few paragraphs discussing how America was once not so accepting of such a lifestyle choice. Outside of that, Waste of Space is free of foul language, extreme violence, or sexual content. (Review of DRC from Edelweiss Plus)" said.

"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.
" said.

"Dash is on the hunt for clues again as yet another crime is committed on Moon Base Alpha. This time, he is recruited by Nina, the base commander, to hunt for clues. She realizes his ability for this as he has solved the past two cases and that folks won't suspect his investigation because he is a kid.

While a formulaic (yet creative and action packed) plot ensues, it is interrupted by Zan's appearance and an unexpected and sentimental ending.

Gibb's fans are in for another great installment!

Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC of this novel.
" said.

"Dashiell, Violet, Kira and all the other Moonies are still on Moon Base Alpha and murder and mayhem once again abound amidst all the science nerds and their families. This time someone tries to do what everyone has been thinking about doing since their arrival on the moon—kill Lars Sjoberg to stop the whining, yelling, and demanding! After proving himself a capable detective in the first two installments of the series, base commander Nina actually asks Dash to do some investigating while she deals with some more serious (!!!) issues on the station. Kira is, of course, anxious to jump right into a new adventure and even Violet has a significant role in this one. Extraterrestrial Zan pops into Dash’s mind throughout in her attempt to decipher human behavior and determine whether or not the species is worthy of receiving a solution to the impending doom that is on the horizon for planet Earth. All that might sound like too much going on in just one book, but Stuart Gibbs has once again created a highly entertaining story for 5th-8th graders that comes across as absolutely possible despite its currently implausible sci-fi plot. Dash is a strong positive character, intelligent, friendly, and a great older brother, but one with an adventurous, virtual reality game playing side that readers will find easy to connect to. I have thoroughly enjoyed all three MBA books and was more than a little disappointed when this one (and likely the series???) ended. For full disclosure, there are a few pages that may make this one difficult for some libraries or parents to purchase as one character reveals his homosexuality and Gibbs includes a few paragraphs discussing how America was once not so accepting of such a lifestyle choice. Outside of that, Waste of Space is free of foul language, extreme violence, or sexual content. (Review of DRC from Edelweiss Plus)" said.

"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.
" said.

"Dash is on the hunt for clues again as yet another crime is committed on Moon Base Alpha. This time, he is recruited by Nina, the base commander, to hunt for clues. She realizes his ability for this as he has solved the past two cases and that folks won't suspect his investigation because he is a kid.

While a formulaic (yet creative and action packed) plot ensues, it is interrupted by Zan's appearance and an unexpected and sentimental ending.

Gibb's fans are in for another great installment!

Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC of this novel.
" said.

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