The Moon Platoon

The Moon Platoon

Book - 2017
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In the year 2085, an elite group of kids, including twelve-year-old Benny, is selected for a life-changing trip to the Moon and end up as Earth's only defense against an alien invasion.
Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780062445971
Characteristics: 340 pages ;,22 cm

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A great middle grade action & science fiction novel. I enjoyed the main group of characters and how they came together. I really enjoyed getting to know their pasts and what brought them to the moon. They are all really smart and bring different talents to the group. I would recommend this to any lover of funny science fiction novels. Grades 3 and up.

As an aside: I really enjoyed the "operating system" who displays as the eccentric geniuses ex-girlfriend. It reminds me very much of tony stark and pepper pots. :-)

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marion1983
Jul 29, 2019

I totally agree with the above review. The interaction between the main characters allowed us to get to know them and their individual talents. I appreciated that while Benny was the main character, Hot Dog aka Grace and other girls were involved in every aspect of the adventure. The Space Runners was an interesting concept. They were essentially automobiles that were outfitted for space travel to the moon. How this crew grew together to form an action plan to defeat the aliens and carry it out was an entertaining story. The sequel will be anticipated.

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