Life in Outer Space


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.

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ISBN:

9781742973951

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

316

Dimensions:

21cm x 13cm

RRP:

$18.99

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Egmont

Published:

01 February 2013

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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