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.
ISBN:
9781742973951
9781742973951
Category:
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-02-2013
Publisher:
Hardie Grant Egmont
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
316
Dimensions (mm):
211x139x25mm
Weight:
0.34kg
Melissa Keil

Melissa Keil is the author of three novels for young adults: Life in Outer Space (2013), The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl (2014) and The Secret Science of Magic (2017).

She won the Ampersand Prize and the Ena Noël Award from IBBY Australia for her debut novel, and has since been recognised in numerous awards including the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and the Western Australian Premier’s Literary Awards in 2014; the CBCA’s Book of the Year for Older Readers in 2014 and 2015; and the teens’ choice Gold Inky Awards in 2015. Melissa’s books have been published all over the world.

Born and raised in Melbourne, Melissa studied Cinema and Anthropology at university and completed a short stint as a teacher on the wrong side of the tracks in London. She now works as a children’s book editor, and spends her free time being a giant nerd.

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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.