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Book review: Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil

Sam is a geek movie-buff with a ragtag group of loser friends who have been taking abuse from the popular kids for years. But when the super-cool Camilla moves to town, she surprises everyone by choosing to spend time with Sam’s group. Suddenly they go from geek to chic, and find that not everything boils down to us and them. With their social lives in flux, Sam and Camilla spend more and more time together. They become the best of friends, and Sam finds that he’s happier and more comfortable in his own skin than ever before. But eventually Sam must admit to himself that he’s fallen in love. If he confesses his true feelings to Camilla, will everything change again?

Well, it’s a bit cute, I must say.

I don’t read contemporaries but when u stumbled upon this on Good reads, the synopsis intrigued me so I said, why not?

Personally, I am not a fan of highschool romance because ugh, those things don’t really last. In short, I ended up not really enjoying the novel. Sorry.

Although, the two main leads are cute or whatever you want to call it. Call me a butch but their relationship would probably won’t last.

And if so, they’ll just have a divorce.

Melissa Keil is the author of The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl which made the Inky Awards 2015 shortlist. The awards are presented by the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria for local and international fiction, poetry, anthologies and graphic novels written for young adults.


I am a typical 17-year-old reader and I love to read books and if you have a problem with that then why are you even here?

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