The Moon Platoon by Jeramey Kraatz
Series: Space Runners
Benny’s life is full of challenges. Not only does his family have to scavenge from day to day, but the death of his father means he needs to find a way to help provide for his family. Wining a scholarship to the Lunar Taj seems like it might be just the thing, but events begin going wrong almost as soon as he arrives. He and his new friends have a lot of problem solving to do if they are going to save the day!
Set in 2085, this novel is full of humor and has some great character scenes. I had a hard time getting into the story at first, but once I did, I was hooked. I think I probably wouldn’t have had that issue if I’d been reading it and not listening to an audiobook. I think this will be a great book for reluctant readers because the story is fast paced and interesting.
Quote that literally made me choke on my tea:
“I’m going to be killed by a bad hairstyle.”
Recommended Grades: 5th-10th grade
Genre: Science Fiction
Overall Opinion: Average with above average moments