Life In Outer Space - Melissa Keil

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Life In Outer Space - 
Melissa Keil
Released: February 1, 2013
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont

Synopsis: 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 doesn’t have to worry about girls. 

Then Sam meets Camilla. She’s beautiful, friendly and completely irrelevant to his life. Sam is determined to ignore her, except that Camilla has a life of her own – and she’s decided that he’s going to be part of it.

Sam believes that everything he needs to know he can learn from the movies ... but now it looks like he’s been watching the wrong ones.

What it's aboutSam is a geek, who loves horror movies and hopes not to get bullied by the "knob-jocks". Camilla is opposite, or so it seems. Camilla thrusts herself into Sam's life, forming an intense friendship. But suddenly Sam isn't sure of things anymore, and there is only one reason for that - Camilla.

What I thought: God this book was so cute. Geeky Sam falling in love and not even knowing it. But the reader know's it almost immediately. Sam is funny and serious and you instantly want to be friends with him. Or date him. Or both. Camilla is the type of girl you wish you were - funny, gorgeous, popular and also a geek. Really, she's the whole package. Along with Sam's best friends Mike, Adrian and Allison, this explodes with horror movie quotes, warcraft quests and all things geek. Mainly, this book just felt so real. It is like other boy-meets-girl contemporary novels, but with a realistic twist. Life In Outer Space made me laugh, but it made me cry too - tears of blissful joy.

The Good: Sam and Camilla. Camilla and Sam. It's just so gorgeous!

The Bad: This was perfect. Nothing to pick at for me!


    5 Bookstacks

Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student


  1. this book sounds great!; I'll definitely read it!

    nice review btw, i love reading reviews like this, some people make them way too long haha,

  2. this sounds like a beautiful and very real story...totally giving it a chance

    great review...and look at that cute cover ^_^

    Le' Grande Codex

  3. This book looks incredibly cute!
    GREAT review, Claire
    Your reader,

  4. I have this on my tbr. So glad to see you loved it. I love cute love stories! great review.


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