The Secret Lab by Steven M. Moore
Genre: Young Adult, Sci Fi, Thriller
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What would you do if you could talk with an intelligent cat? Meet Mr. Paws, a mathematically inclined tabby cat who can help you with your calculus homework. He and his new friend, Shashi Garcia, are two main characters in this whimsical sci-fi thriller. Together, along with Shashi’s friends, they solve the mystery of The Secret Lab. Set in the International Space Station many years in the future, this story will appeal to young adults and older adults who are young-at-heart.
What they're saying about it:
"Four teenagers coming of age on a space station confront the challenges of learning calculus, the demands of micro-gravity, and the changes and chaos of puberty as they investigate a shadowy figure toiling in a secret laboratory hidden inside the walls of a facility high above the earth in the year 2147.
Dubbed the Fearsome Four by their parents and teachers, Shashi, Brian, Juan Carlos, and Susan yearn for adventure. They have no problem breaking the rules in the name of fun or to find out what's in those strange shipments coming and going from the space station. Aided by a cat named Mr. Paws and the AI (the computer in charge of running the station)find themselves in a tangled web of political and corporate intrigue wondering who they can trust and how far.
As a mathematician and physicist, Steven M. Moore has the background necessary to make every element of space life seem real and possible. The fictional technology was complex, but described so well I had no problems understanding it."--Amazon Reviewer