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Life in Outer Space - Melissa Keil

Paperback Published: 1st February 2013
ISBN: 9781742973951
Number Of Pages: 316
For Ages: 11 - 15 years old

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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.

About the Author

Melissa Keil was born and raised in Melbourne, and has been a giant book nerd for as long as she can remember. She studied Cinema and Anthropology at uni, and then spent a few more years studiously avoiding getting a real job by dabbling in a bunch of graduate stuff, including Writing and Editing. She has been a high school teacher, Middle-Eastern tour guide, waitress, community theatre dogs-body, and IT help-desk person. Now she is a children's book editor, and I spends most of the rest of her time reading, writing, and watching YouTube. Life in Outer Space is her debut YA novel.


My favourite book of all time


I love this book so much I can't even describe it. I have read it more than six times in the last eight months. The characters are perfect, they're so real to me it's like I'm part of the world. I can quote parts off by heart and it's such a feel-good book I love it. I love that it's an adorable romance without being overly fluffy and insipid. It's just an all-round perfect book.

South Australia


I would buy this again and again


Geeky, nerdy warm and fun. This is an excellent book for older readers and cleverly shows the confusion of love.



I would read this book over and over again!


i was recommended this by my boyfriend and it definitely catered to my expectations

Gippsland, AUS


Life in Outer Space

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ISBN: 9781742973951
ISBN-10: 1742973957
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 11 - 15 years old
For Grades: 6 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 1st February 2013
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 13.9  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1