Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil | Review

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Life in Outer Sapce Fiction, Romance, Young Adult Peachtree Publishers 320 pgs

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, 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.

Author Melissa Keil will have readers falling in love with these relatable characters. Sam’s exceptional voice gives a hilarious and painfully accurate take on high school life.


Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil has rejuvenated my appreciation for Young Adult novels. If you are looking for a book that is humorous and sweet and reminds you of life as a teenager, then look no further.

Keil has captured the awkwardness and ignorance that comes with new relationships (romantic and platonic) as well as the absurd dynamic of high school social classes.  The main characters Sam and Camilla are easy to fall in love with and their band of friends is just as well-round.

This book will have you smiling ear to ear and chuckling out loud.

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