Life in Outer Space

Life in Outer Space

eBook - 2013
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Sixteen-year-old Sam Kinnison is perfectly happy as a game-playing, movie-obsessed geek until beautiful, friendly, and impossible to ignore Camilla Carter starts him wondering if he has been watching all the wrong movies.
Published: Atlanta :, published by Peachtree Publishers,, 2013.
ISBN: 9781561457908
Branch Call Number: OVERDRIVE DOWNLOADABLE EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 05, 2017

Life in Outer Space' is one of my all-time favourite books! Imagine a John Green novel meets a Stephanie Perkins novel; this would be their love child.
I started this book thinking it was going to be a quick, light read; what ended up happening was me staying up late to re-read the book for THE FIFTH TIME IN A ROW. I AM OBSSESSED.
When Camilla Carter shows up at sixteen-year-old, movie-fanatic Sam Kinnison's high school, she presses play on Sammy's life and sends him into a whirlwind of adventures.
This book will make you fall in love with the characters, and make you wish you had a Sammy (or Camilla) of your own.
- @BookwormTAH of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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trosado
Sep 23, 2016

5 AWKWARD, LOL, NERD-LOVING STARS!!!

First, best YA read of 2016!

And yes, I'm talking in exclamation points! (much to Sam's dismay)

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maroon_chicken
Aug 08, 2016

Maybe it's good. But this was one of the few books where I could not get past page 3. The first three pages stunk of cliches and stereotypes, and I was disgusted by the whole opening.

ChristchurchLib Dec 01, 2014

"Horror movies, World of Warcraft, and a crew of misfit friends: these are the things that shy Melbourne teen Sam depends on to help him survive high school. It's a good system…and it's destroyed by the arrival of tattooed transfer student Camilla Carter. Unbelievably cool and worldly, Camilla is instantly popular, but she chooses to hang out with Sam and his friends, encouraging them to socialise outside of their comfort zone. Though the quirky humour and authentically awkward characters will hold special appeal for fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell, this tale of friendship, angst, and geek love will satisfy readers of all kinds." Teen Scene December 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/c784f5e0-f60e-4de8-b886-48d6ca19c407?postId=fc06c11e-c513-43b4-9c4c-2c58d7550540

JCLAmyF Oct 16, 2013

This book was charming, and not at all annoyingly realistic-high-school-angsty-romance. Just really funny, and really sweet.

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steph1068
Aug 30, 2013

One of the best representations of high school that I've read - when you don't really understand what's going on, when everything and everyone is changing, and you don't know why. Even your parents become strangers, even when you've known them all your life. There's no insta-love, no vampires or werewolves, and hell, there's hardly any kissing. But such a great story. I loved Sam and Camilla - the whole 'does she/doesn't she' confusion and heartbreak. It's set in Australia, so some of the slang was a little confusing, but it doesn't hinder understanding the story. Definitely on my list of favorite books this year.

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Sherlocked21
Jun 20, 2016

Sam is just Sam. Not Samuel or Sammy just Sam. He meets Camilla, who wedges her way into his group of friends and Sam has no say. Sams world is turned upside down but also made better.

JCLAmyF Oct 16, 2013

Sam loves movies. He's a movie geek. His own life is pretty much in a holding pattern - "on pause" - he calls it - as he survives high school with all its awkward undignified AWKWARDNESS. But then he meets Camilla. Camilla is cool. In a geeky way. Or geeky in a cool way. And pretty, and friendly, and seems to want to hang out with him. What a stroke of luck to have a cool, friendly girl to hang out with! But then he has to go and start Liking her, making everything complicated. She'll feel awkward if he tells her he likes her, and it'll maybe ruin the most fun, best friendship he's ever had.

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JCLAmyF Oct 16, 2013

“Mum looks like someone has told her that Santa will be shortly arriving with that guy from Pride and Prejudice in tow.”

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