A sharp, hilarious, and perfectly observed story of high school geeks falling in true love.Sam Kinnison is a geek, and he's totally fine with that.He has his horror movies, his nerdy friends, Worl
A sharp, hilarious, and perfectly observed story of high school geeks falling in true love.
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, he won't worry about girls.
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.
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Melissa Keil studied cinema and anthropology and has spent time as a high school teacher, Middle-Eastern tour guide, waitress, and IT help-desk person. She now works as a children's book editor, and spends her free time watching YouTube and geek TV. She lives in Australia
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"... [T]here's much to enjoy in the budding relationship between Camilla and Sam. As both kids struggle with issues on the homefront, they find a genuine ease and comfort with one another that make them an unlikely couple worth rooting for. Much like a John Hughes movie, this is a humorous, heartfelt and angst-y romance with the potential to break the gender barrier." —Kirkus
"This book appealed to my inner nerd in many, many ways, to the point where I became so engrossed that I ignored all things going on in RL and kept my nose in this book until the ending... It's a feel-good, endearing and mostly fluffy rom-com that I would love to see made into a movie. We need more books like this." —My Fiction Nook blog
"Life in Outer Space is funny. Sam's observances are hilarious as well as sweet and awkward. It's unusual to read a book solely told from the boy's point of view, but Sam is a great boy to read." —Escape into Words blog
"A book that looks amazing in all its geekery is Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil...this is one of my highly anticipated books. Thanks very much Peachtree [Publishers]!" —Snuggling on the Sofa blog
"ADORABLE nerd-love story from down under! Star Wars and World of Warcraft and music nerdery and horror films and more. I want to hug every character." —Lindsay Smith blog
"Made me smile so hard." —Looking on the Side of Wonder blog