Space Case: Moon Base Alpha, Book 1

Book review by Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Whip-smart space whodunit touts research, brains over brawn.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 10+

Exciting and easy read.

This novel was wonderful from start to finish. The character development is on point and the story line was very layered. I especially loved the diversity in the ethnicities of the characters as well as providing important roles to the kids in the story. I think it will those kids who read this a feeling of importance and responsibility in their own lives.

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age 10+

Smart book with great heroes, very little objectionable content

There was a little bit of violence, but not much, it was not graphic, and it was never glorified. So yes, more violence than Daniel Tiger or Sesame Street, but very minor compared to even what kids see in cartoons. There was one sexual thing that the CSM review didn't mention - one kid who had hacked the surveillance cameras offered to let another kid watch a girl get ready to shower. Obviously I'd prefer that wasn't included, but the redeeming part was that the kid who made the offer was universally disliked in the book for being self-centered and kind of an idiot, so it's not like it was "here's what the cool kids are doing." The courageous/thinking kids were the heroes, not the ruffians.

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