Life in Outer Space

Life in Outer Space 1

by Melissa Keil

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/02/2013

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A YA romantic comedy about a movie geek & the dream girl he refuses to fall in love with. Sam Kinnison is a geek, and he's totally fine with that. He has his horror movies, his nerdy friends, World of Warcraft - and until Princess Leia turns up in his bedroom,
worry about girls he won't. Then Camilla Carter arrives on the scene. She's beautiful, friendly and completely irrelevant to his plan. Sam is determined to ignore her, except that Camilla has a plan of her own - and he seems to be a part of it! Sam believes that everything he needs to know he can learn from the movies. But perhaps he's been watching
the wrong ones.
Life in Outer Space is Melissa Keil's brilliantly sweet and funny YA debut. It's also the first book to be signed up through the Ampersand Project, Hardie Grant Egmont's initiative for emerging YA writers.
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Paperback / softback
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Melissa Keil

Melissa Keil is a writer, children's editor and compulsive book-buyer. She has lived in Minnesota, London and the Middle East, and currently resides in her hometown of Melbourne.

Her debut young adult novel, Life in Outer Space, was published in 2013 the inaugural winner of the Ampersand Prize, Hardie Grant Egmont's initiative for debut authors.

The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl was published in 2014 and was shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year (Older Readers) and the Gold Inky. 

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  • A quirky tale of love and movies

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    Keil has written a fun, light hearted and geeky spin on the standard teenage love story. Set in Melbourne with loads of 90's music and movie references, world of warcraft questing and awkward school dance situations, Life in Outer Space is really relatable to those of us who didn't quite fit in with the cool crowd at school.