Der Beweis, dass es ein Leben außerhalb meines Zimmers gibt

Der Beweis, dass es ein Leben außerhalb meines Zimmers
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  • Der Beweis, dass es ein Leben außerhalb meines Zimmers gibt
  • Melissa Keil
  • German
  • 11 January 2019
  • 3570309320

About the Author: Melissa Keil

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  1. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    I loved this book so freaking much I start Monday by falling flat on my arse A normal guy might think his day could only improve from here I seriously doubt this is going to be the case I hear laughter and clapping Someone cheers Above me, a giant sign hangs precariously from the corridor ceiling a pink and purple, glitter encrusted symbol of doom, handmade by the Spring Dance Committee Justin Zigoni takes a flying leap over me and slaps the sign with his hand A shower of glitter des I loved this book so freaking much I start Monday by falling flat on my arse A normal guy might think his day could only improve from here I seriously doubt this is going to be the case I hear laughter and clapping Someone cheers Above me, a giant sign hangs precariously from the corridor ceiling a pink and purple, glitter encrusted symbol of doom, handmade by the Spring Dance Committee Justin Zigoni takes a flying leap over me and slaps the sign with his hand A shower of glitter descends from the ceiling and a piece lodges itself in my eyeball I loved it from the first few paragraphs Sam, Mike, Adrian and Allison are all best friends They are the nerds of the school with Sam actually being the smartest book wise They have this great life together Sam writes screenplays or at least he s trying to because that s what he wants to do with his life He s also a horror movie buff YES And one of his favorites is the original Halloween, like me Plus, he s just a movie buff in general I love all of the old school movies that are incorporated into the book Adrian is a dork Allison is the quiet female friend and Mike is a black belt in karate ThenCamilla transfers to their school She becomes super popular because her dad is someone and knows people But she finds her way into the little group and I just love her She gets them to do things they never would have done and I love it She doesn t try to bully them like the other kids and everyone likes her She even gets them to go to the beach over in Brighton with the mean kids And some of them turn out to be nice Although, Sam almost freaks out just going I love him Adrian skips ahead, Camilla threads an arm through Allison s, and Allison smiles at her gratefully The two of them follow Adrian Mike drapes his towel around his neck Dude, are you gonna pass out Cos I m not sure unconsciousness will be your best defense Mike assuming we re not killed on sight are we actually expected to talk to these people I love how everyone sort of falls all over themselves when Mike decides to take his shirt off and of course, Sam s commentary Lol My best friend might live in a uniform of thick hoodies, but he has also spent the majority of the last four years doing push ups and sit ups and whatever other stuff they get yelled at to do in karate classes Maybe I look like a prepubescent girl with my shirt off But Mike well, Mike looks exactly like he has spent the last four years at the gym Sam and Mike are the closest in the group and there is something up with Mike during the whole book He quits karate and won t tell anyone what is going on even though they keep bugging him about it They think it might be over a guy but that s not it at all I love how Sam rallies everyone together to find out what s wrong and how he helps Mike Sam and Camilla get close and they play Warcraft together, they learn about each others family, they learn a lot of things I think they are so cute There is so much laughter in the book and I loved it so much I needlaughter and I found myself laughing out loud many times I want to have friends like this damn it They all seem to help each other out when the other has a problem I love that so much I mean there are things with parents not really being there for some of them Parents splitting up and depression trying to set in but the friends don t let that happen It s just wonderful Then some stupid stuff happens as it always does and they are not talking Then there is an apology and Sam finds Camilla sick at her home all alone so he brings her to his house where his mom can take care of her while he s at school It helps him come out of his depressed mood over some things that happened I change out of my feral depression clothes I shower and brush my teeth, put on clean track pants and an old T shirt, and then I stare at my face in the bathroom mirror until Mum taps on the door and asks if I ve drowned Oh, this book was amazeballs I love when I can find a book that makes ME happy That s what it a all about peeps Mel MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List

  2. Navessa says:

    Yes HELL YES This book is made of awesome This book is a unicorn puking rainbows onto the rest of the YA Contemporary genre.I needed this book YOU NEED THIS BOOK I had so much fun reading it that my face hurts from grinning.The MC, Sam, is a self confessed nerd Not only that but he s a believable nerd, one who s constantly referencing the video games, movies, books and magazines that any self respecting geek knows and lovesin detail His internal monologue is hilarious I d say this boo Yes HELL YES This book is made of awesome This book is a unicorn puking rainbows onto the rest of the YA Contemporary genre.I needed this book YOU NEED THIS BOOK I had so much fun reading it that my face hurts from grinning.The MC, Sam, is a self confessed nerd Not only that but he s a believable nerd, one who s constantly referencing the video games, movies, books and magazines that any self respecting geek knows and lovesin detail His internal monologue is hilarious I d say this book is almost casually hysterical because Sam s witty humor pervaded every scene and every interaction I m going to put a few quotes in this review and hopefully it ll give you some idea of what I m talking about.Surrounding Sam are his best mates, Adrian, Allison and Mike Like him, they re misfits, bullied by the popular kids and relegated to hiding out in the IT lab during lunch I love these little weirdos Adrian reminds me of Chunk from The Goonies BEST MOVIE EVER Aside from sharing a physical resemblance to him, he constantly word vomits, loves candy bars and thinks he s tougher than he isAdrian appears beside me, glaring down the corridor He has his about to open a can of whoop arse face on Objectively, Adrian Radley has zero cans of whoop arse to open Allison is the lone female in the group She has wispy blonde hair, the body of a twelve year old boy and is obsessed with Hello Kitty AlsoShe grimaces a lot I don t always understand why But in spite of the Hello Kitty, I know that a habitual grimacer is one of my people Then we have MikeMike has been obsessed with karate since year seven, when he discovered that kicking people in the face was a legitimate sport Mike also happens to be gay Or so he thinks When he tells his friends this, they embark on an Extremely Gay Weekend in order to try and confirm it I was crying laughing while reading these scenes The best partI don t care that Mike is gay I figure that since there s little chance of either of us ever touching anyone else s parts, our relative sexualities are somewhat pointless topics of conversation Everyone say it with me HALLE FUCKING LUJAH Everything changes for this group of friends when a new girl shows up in Sam s English class Her name is Camilla, her father is a famous rock journalist and if she wanted to, she could easily set herself up to be the most popular girl at school Instead, she hangs out with the geeks and speaks their language Sam, being used to his routine and slightly Sheldonian I better not have to explain this to you in his dislike of change, has no idea how to handle this at first He and Camilla s shared love of World of Warcraft be still my nerdy heart helps him get over it From there he tries to learn how to speak to her IRL and once that s accomplished sort of , he ends up trying to figure out this strange girl that can bounce from clique to clique and back again without repercussions Because of Camilla s friendship, this group of misfits goes from being bullied, to being ignored, to being accepted ish and this book is mostly about their journey along the way and how it changes them as individuals as well as their friendships I don t want to get into the plot too much because pretty much everything I want to rave about lives in Spoilerville, so I ll leave you with this If you re looking for a humorous foray into the not so simple lives of high school geeks, this is the book for you I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest

  3. Ja Ella says:

    I guess some people enter your orbit and get stuck, and there s nothing either of you can do about itThis book was a proof that some authors can still write Ya books without the usual angst and never ending dramas In some ways, this was a perfect Ya book Ya at its finest form.There s Sam Samuel Sammy Sam is a 16 17 yo boy Sam has seen every horror sci fi combination of the two movie that exists Sam is a geek nerd who aspires to be a screenwriter He can quote endlessly parts from hI guess some people enter your orbit and get stuck, and there s nothing either of you can do about itThis book was a proof that some authors can still write Ya books without the usual angst and never ending dramas In some ways, this was a perfect Ya book Ya at its finest form.There s Sam Samuel Sammy Sam is a 16 17 yo boy Sam has seen every horror sci fi combination of the two movie that exists Sam is a geek nerd who aspires to be a screenwriter He can quote endlessly parts from his favorite movies Sam has 3 close friends Mike, Allison and Adrian and they share everything between them They are good students Their grades are good You would imagine something like this But I believe that our characters aregood looking Not that there s something wrong with the above group Everyone s beautiful Despite being successful at school stuff, Sam and his friends are non social people They struggle to be part of the school community There are many other students that bully and mock them Instead of dealing with this, Sam and his friend have chosen the easy way out BE invisible to others.Everything seems to be okay Sam isn t actually happy with all his family issues , but he isn t unhappy either He has his routine and his comfort zone is satisfying to him Everything changes when Camilla comes into his life Everyone seems to be captivated by her Boys and girls Sam doesn t do anything to have her attention, but that doesn t stop Camilla to seek his and his friends friendship Soon, Camilla becomes part of the nerd group.Initially I didn t like Camilla I thought she was too cliche Beautiful girl with famous father who knows other VIP people and acts like it s not a big deal Sometimes, this is annoying But there were some little things she said and did that made me change my mind about her The way she helped Sam when he needed it most, made her gain very important points, in my opinion Despite her popularity and self confidence, she is just a teenage girl and her life hasn t been exactly ordinary I like the fact that we get to see everything from Sam s POV I thing books with male MC are muchinteresting Watching Samgrow upand gain his self confidence is so cute He makes mistakes, he hurts his friends and gets hurt In the end, he s still there and his friends are always nearby to help him, no matter whatI have very little hope that my own life will ever produce anything close to a single, great lineI loved how Sam interacted with his friends Sometimes they seem muchmature than ordinary 16 17 yo All the movie quotes and movie discussions make this book so amazing The humor is so well written I laughed so much in some parts Perhaps my father is secretly Batman Bruce Wayne is a bit of an arse as well It would explain a lot of things. Although I liked the book very much and I recommend it to everyone , there was a tiny little thing that was missing I don t know exactly what and I cannot explain it Maybe a touch ofmagicwithout making the book a fantasy one , if you know what I mean Even so, reading this book was a great and enjoyable experience

  4. Maggie says:

    One of my Top 5 Foreign Language Films subgenre drama isMostly Marthafrom Germany Martha is a sought after, highly regarded chef with exacting standards I would call her the female Soup Nazi but Germans Nazi reference Let s not go there In the beginning of the movie, she talks about how the simplest dishes, like salmon in a light basil sauce, are the hardest because there s nothing to disguise or distract from the flavor It s all about proper seasoning and precise cooking Th One of my Top 5 Foreign Language Films subgenre drama isMostly Marthafrom Germany Martha is a sought after, highly regarded chef with exacting standards I would call her the female Soup Nazi but Germans Nazi reference Let s not go there In the beginning of the movie, she talks about how the simplest dishes, like salmon in a light basil sauce, are the hardest because there s nothing to disguise or distract from the flavor It s all about proper seasoning and precise cooking These basic dishes are how to judge the quality of a chef Likewise with books, I think the simple, slice of life stories are the hardest Without big issues or fantastical situations or death, the story comes down to the characters.Life in Outer Space is about Sam Kinnison and his group of friends as they navigate a year of high school Sam is a movie obsessed, World of Warcraft playing geek with dreams of being a screenwriter He s like Dawson Leery minus the giant head and ugly crying His best friend, Mike, is a black belt in karate Mike is also a disco dancing, Oscar Wilde reading, Streisand ticket holding friend of Dorothy, know what I m saying When Mike first came out to the group, which also includes Adrian and Allison, they did what any self respecting nerd would do they googled Based on search results, they ended up watching Xanadu, Lesbian Vampire Killers, and Dirty Dancing Sam narrates, We watched Dirty Dancing Mike fell asleep, but I had to admit I kind of liked it, which made me question my own sexuality, raising a whole heap of other questions I chose not to examine Their routine of avoiding jock terrorist Justin Zigoni and his crew by hiding out in the IT office is compromised when Camilla Carter comes to town Camilla is Australian by birth but has spent most of her life bouncing around the world with her famous music critic father Camilla ends up in the IT office her first day because her laptop won t connect to the school s WiFi Sam, the IT assistant, can t avoid her, especially when she notices his WoW screensaver and writes down her WoW name.I want to hug this book If you ve read any of my reviews, you know I talk in movie Sam, with his Top 5 lists, is a kindred spirit He s also smart, funny, and totally clueless He reminds me of two of my favorite YA boys Ed from Graffiti Moon and Sam from Hold Me Closer Necromancer Camilla is who Zooey Deschanel and Olivia Munn pretend to be Hell, she s who I want to be I mean, anyone who can use Sweeney Todd and Dirty Dancing to taunt is my hero Adrian steals every scene he s in.This book is about the little victories in life Nothing earth shattering, just the times when you say yes instead of no Do you reply back Do you risk the dining hall Do you give in to John Cusack Melissa Keil writes with a deftness that shows why she won the Ampersand Project She gets the right mix of heart and humor and uses little details, like the fact that Sam downloads a movie using torrents, to add to the authenticity of the story Like I said before, I think these types of stories are the hardest to write However, when done well, they just make you happy that you read them Life in Outer Space is done well I can t guarantee that you ll be blown away, but I can say that you ll be glad you said yes instead of no to this.Favorite quote I will shelve this insanity and store away the memory of her in the hope that one day it ll be distant enough to be useful for a screenplay Rating 4.5 stars This review appears on Young Adult Anonymous It s also my first review for the Australian Women Writers Challenge for 2013.

  5. Dylan Williams says:

    Why is nobody talking about this book It is really, really, really good It is a typical coming of age story about nerdy people, which is nothing unique or special But the realness of the characters and really impressive level of development makes this book one of the best coming of age stories I have read in long time It is up there with John Corey Whaley s Where Things Come Back Like seriously good Why is nobody talking about this book It is really, really, really good It is a typical coming of age story about nerdy people, which is nothing unique or special But the realness of the characters and really impressive level of development makes this book one of the best coming of age stories I have read in long time It is up there with John Corey Whaley s Where Things Come Back Like seriously good

  6. Daiane says:

    It took me time to get into the book because of its writing style I loved it, don t get me wrong I like the cute I m trying to explain something simple in an intelligent way writing style It s like I m reading a funny scientific article about the mundane life The consequence is that the sentences are long and full of information to catch I just needed a lot of focus to exercise my bain to that point I got that focus and, without knowing I took the wrong bus, I got late to work by one hour It took me time to get into the book because of its writing style I loved it, don t get me wrong I like the cute I m trying to explain something simple in an intelligent way writing style It s like I m reading a funny scientific article about the mundane life The consequence is that the sentences are long and full of information to catch I just needed a lot of focus to exercise my bain to that point I got that focus and, without knowing I took the wrong bus, I got late to work by one hour So yeap, I got into the book and my brain went to the gym So, this book is a really simple slice of life, which are hard to please me because there are no twists, no fantasy, no other world for you to sink in, and it s all about how insignificant problems with the characters can make you stuck with reading It s all about the characters to be alive and make you feel their little problems as gigantic And ow boy, this book made me feel so happy that I couldn t contain the grin on my lips.The story is told from Sam s hilarious perspective And guess what He is the kind of nerdy geek that sees life not to live in it, but to study humans and be away from the specimensI have no interest in anything that happens at this school I am, however, a fairly decent observer, like one of those scientists who spend their days staring at microscopic fungusHe is a high school students who is really into comics, computers and games He is obsessed for movies, especially horror, and he likes to write screenplays Being into his mind means reading witty and sarcastic monologues full of references He made me feel like life is really like a movie Analyzing situations that usually leads to see criticisms as rationally simple While reading I was all like Let s just grab a popcorn and watch life happening His nerd crew always hangs out in the IT room It consists of Allison the otaku girl Adrian the word vomit and Mike the cute hot karate gay guyI don t care that Mike is gay I figure that since there s little chance of either of us ever touching anyone else s parts, our relative sexualities are somewhat pointless topics of conversationThat is adorable and so right Then, we get Camilla, the new girl on the picture The entire male population of the room minus Mike because he s gay, and me because I m dead inside should have shot cartoon hearts out of their chests, la Pep Le Pew whenever he saw that chick cat. We get to read about all the daily hilarious situations when she gets into his comfort zoneThe only thoughts I am capable of thinking are that the sanctity of my safe house has been compromised, and the order of my Monday has been disturbedAll in all, it was a wonderful reading It talks about bullying, gender, friendship and life It made me laugh hard about common things from a different perspective It addresses great topics with light and interesting atmosphere and great messages mixed with humor I m definitely going to checkof Keil s titles So, I will end this review with one sentenceWherever you go, there you areCurious to know what does it means Read the book D

  7. Keertana says:

    Rating 4.5 Stars Life in Outer Space has got to be the cutest book I ve read this year As a fan of films, Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, and most nerdy things, I thoroughly enjoyed Keil s debut, devouring it over a weekend one where I was frantically cramming for exams Although Life in Outer Space seems like a rather standard romantic comedy novel, told from a guy s PoV, Keil manages to introduce many original aspects to it and, frankly speaking, it s worth the few hours of time it takes up Rating 4.5 Stars Life in Outer Space has got to be the cutest book I ve read this year As a fan of films, Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, and most nerdy things, I thoroughly enjoyed Keil s debut, devouring it over a weekend one where I was frantically cramming for exams Although Life in Outer Space seems like a rather standard romantic comedy novel, told from a guy s PoV, Keil manages to introduce many original aspects to it and, frankly speaking, it s worth the few hours of time it takes up You ll come away from this novel feeling lighter, happier, and grinning like a fool I don t know about you, but amidst all the depressing novels on my list, not many books that successfully accomplish that From first glance, Life in Outer Space is a book we all know well We have our standard group of misfits who is content with their avoiding the bully at all costs lifestyle until the new girl walks in, dazzles the entire school, but somehow joins the group of misfits Who are not so misfit any And, what do you know, we have our classic tale of a best friend romance I know it s been done before, but it works every time. What makes Life in Outer Space so remarkable, though, is that it is a story of friendship far before it is a story of love Camilla is the type of girl who fits in like a glove, but underneath her cheerful exterior is a girl who wants to find a place to belong Stuck with her dad, who constantly moves, Camilla has never had a close group of friends who have lasted for very long until now In Sam, movie nerd 101 Adrian, socially awkward but without inhibitions Allison, obsessed with anime and Mike, silent, gay, and dedicated to karate, Camilla finds a group of friends who have each others backs and are ready to have hers too As the narrator of the tale, Sam is delightful One of my favorite aspects of his tale is the fact that he must come to realize that just as he doesn t have everything figured out in life, his parents often don t have everything figured out either When his parents finally get divorced and are faced with a fresh plate, he is surprised at their indecision And yet, this is what I love about this genre and age group this is when we all realize that our parents are not God and nor are they perfect human beings In fact, they are still finding themselves and sometimes, that is a very scary realization And when this crisis hits Sam, he has his friends to fall back upon Seriously, the dynamics between this group is so realistic and palpable that I feel as if I could hug them all Although they are all concerned for one another, especially Mike who mysteriously quits karate, they are often too engrossed with their own lives to prod too deeply into each others And I feel as if this is another classic friendship crisis which, by the way, Keil deals with beautifully As this book came to and end, I wanted to pump my fist and cry with happiness because the friendships in this are so, so lovely Not to be outdone, though, the romance is slow and sizzling, perfect and awkward Sam doesn t even realize the depth of his feelings for Camilla until he is barreled over with them all at once along with the admission that someone like Camilla could never go for movie obsessed him Sam s passion for movies, though, is what makes this book such a delight to read Life in Outer Space is riddled with movie references and allusions and while we can see that Camilla is besotted by Sam s passions, he obviously can t And watching these two grow from friends to somethingand witnessing the trust and understanding they share is wonderful It s so rare to find love stories that are based heavily upon strong friendships, so in all counts, this book is a definite winner Strong, lively, and endearing characters make Life in Outer Space the sheer delight it in and as far as rom coms go, this is one of the good ones THANK YOU Mandee for allowing me to be part of this blog tour and THANK YOU Flann for sending this to me along with The Bitter KingdomYou ladies rock D You can read this review andon my blog, Ivy Book Bindings

  8. Ash Wednesday says:

    2.5 STARS Objectively, this should ve been a great book.I think I was expecting a cross between Superbad, The Big Bang Theory and a Pacey less Dawson s Creek does that even make sense.Nerdy Sam Raimi fanboy, Samuel who loves slasher horror films, writes screenplays about Killer Cats from the Third Moon of Mars and has a ragtag band of quirky high school outcasts meets and adopts in their group the gorgeous, popular newbie Camilla who has the right blend of crazy sexy cool The kind that pl2.5 STARS Objectively, this should ve been a great book.I think I was expecting a cross between Superbad, The Big Bang Theory and a Pacey less Dawson s Creek does that even make sense.Nerdy Sam Raimi fanboy, Samuel who loves slasher horror films, writes screenplays about Killer Cats from the Third Moon of Mars and has a ragtag band of quirky high school outcasts meets and adopts in their group the gorgeous, popular newbie Camilla who has the right blend of crazy sexy cool The kind that plays World of Warcraft, crushes over Luke Skywalker and just happens to be the daughter of a former model and a celebrated music critic She s also very kind, well liked by EVERYBODY and sends Sam out of his depressive funk into these tasks that are so quirky and amusifying they could very well be in a Zooey Deschanel JGL movie She also writes songs, and plays the piano barefoot and sings in that odd, breathy, sweet voice that isn t note perfect but is still perfectWell that was just simple stuff Since I wasn t sure if my hands or voice were going to crap out on me But I have other music too, she says shyly More instruments More complex arrangements Lyrics that aren t about animals This after admitting to her terrifying stage fright, performing a well applauded 4 song set and being complimented for it And she says thatshylyBecause she walks around Australia, shedding perfection, and leaving a trail pixie dust, moon beams and angel feathers without her knowing, saving the world one nerd at a time from imminent ignominy and depression.Yeah objectively, this really wasn t that a great book for me, thanks to this fucking heroine.Look, she didn t really do anything offensive save probably for that exchange and she actually started off quite fine I was quite intrigued what s the story behind all that perfection, especially in that scene where Sam was telling her why he wanted to be a screenwriter Except there was no story behind the perfection She really just is perfect And THAT S supposed to tickle my fancy If its relative to Sam then no, I don t think anything can tickle my fancy Because truth be told Sam s also a bit of a tool who thinks rudely of his friends and a nerd snob who thinks lowly of those who aren t Of course thoughts are different from actions and I m sure his musings towards Adrian and the rest is meant with affectionNoah has shaggy dark hair and checkered shirt scattered with holes He looks exactly like he belongs on stage in a dingy bar, not in a year twelve classroom Midway through last year, I was employed by the school as Alessandro s assistant Our IT coordinator does not really need an assistant He needs a shower, and possibly a dentist Adrian dances like a hobbit who s just peed on an electrified fence Allison is as good as I m likely to get I dunno I ve tried, experimentally, picturing her shirtless I suspect she looks like me when I was twelve I m usually one to appreciate this kind of humor, but something about Camilla s perfection which sends me to swing between yawning and raging and eye rolling and how Sam sees his friends just didn t sit well with me They re the outliers in their high school caste system, they re the ones that get bullied and harassed in hallways and never get to eat in the lunchroom with others I guess I didn t like the way he accepted all of these while seeing his friends this way Somehow it drove the wrong kind of message home through main characters that ended up being offensive in a manner that was so cliched I felt like I ve seen this before Which by the way the message of this book This side of sucky and lazy Yeah, nobody knows anything Thanks book, I needed that.And no, no matter how many Top Five Lists High Fidelity hat tip, yeah cute , Star Wars, Alien and Dirty Dancing references you bust out, you re still not giving me anything but puff pastry And for the love of God, why would Sam pass up the original Ju On for the Sarah Michelle Gellar adaptation if he s not even a Buffy fan I mean, for a horror movie buff In what universe does that make sense The protagonists were so bad that I was rooting for an view spoiler Allison upset where she steals the guy from under the perfect bitch s nose hide spoiler which of course didn t happen thankfully, on second thought, as the guy in question Sam was a dickbag so yeah, I think I ll take that as an HEA It really sucks because this had a couple of great lines and moments view spoiler I really liked picturing Jabba the Hut and a Stormtrooper slow dancing together hide spoiler and I thought the secondary characters were fun, especially Adrian who makes me picture a cross between Zach Galifianakis and McLovin But over time, as I try to think of what I like about this, I just seem to think about three other things that sets my blood into boil.Oh gaaad This got too long again O.O I m going to end this with a good one because I d like to imagine that this is the actual moral of the story than the actual crap this tried to feed me wrapped in the shiny pretty of pop culture references and Star Wars no, Star Wars is not the answer to everythingRemember, pain passes, he says solemnly But it will continue to be a giant pile of steaming gorilla shite until then Ride it out Use the pain Just don t do anything rash like showing up on her lawn at three in the morning with a guitar, cos birds get freaked out by that stuff Also on BookLIkes

  9. C.G. Drews says:

    Oh my gosh, where do I start The awesomeness behind this book is mind blowing I m shouting it s praises far and wide and adding it to my best of 2013 shelf Good writing Excellent characters Set in Australia This is a contemporary of epic proportions Contrary to suspicions aroused by the title, this is NOT a sci fi It s a contemporary The narrator is 16 year old Sam not Sammy, don t even think about it , who goes to a dodgy high school and wishes he could fast forward his life about 20 Oh my gosh, where do I start The awesomeness behind this book is mind blowing I m shouting it s praises far and wide and adding it to my best of 2013 shelf Good writing Excellent characters Set in Australia This is a contemporary of epic proportions Contrary to suspicions aroused by the title, this is NOT a sci fi It s a contemporary The narrator is 16 year old Sam not Sammy, don t even think about it , who goes to a dodgy high school and wishes he could fast forward his life about 20 years, or so He s obsessed with films, old horrors particularly, and he writes screenplays His current WIP is Killer Cats from the Third Moon of Jupiter it s a working title Sam thinks it sucks, like every other part of his life.I LIKE Sam He s real, he s language challenged he grunts, come on, I have a brother and I KNOW this is how they communicate He is such a boy, and an Australia, and for this I just stand back and applaud the author If you describe a character as someone who grunts, plays video games, and wishes his life weren t so suckish that s the recipe for a flat character, isn t it My gosh NO Some of the best characters ever live inside this book I shower 5 star ratings everywhere.As for the other characters They are equally well written They don t overshadow Sam, but neither are they left in the mud Everyone is just so full of life and problems and realistic feelings, I just can t get over it Mike is Sam s best friend He s gay, very quiet, and his face has one expression unless you re Sam, you wouldn t think Mike had an emotions at all They re best buds, and their relationship is the best I m not exaggerating I love best friend duos that actually stay best friends and are awesome to each other although Sam and Mike go through a rough patch in the book Adrian is like the friend everyone has, sometimes wishes they could forget, and who is oblivious to everything but food Loved him They described him as a troll Enough said My only criticism is the name choice of two parts of the Sam quartet Allison and Adrian I only read the first letter of most words hey, I m a speed reader so this confused me no end And Camilla ah, Camilla I loved her from day dot She s like an epic hybrid of all that is geeky, intelligent, musical, mischievous, and cool, calm and collected A character like that could end up being a regular headache Too perfect No way Camilla is just Camilla She s everywhere and fills everything, and yet isn t stuck up or snobbish These 5 friends are the best group of friends people nerds I have read in a loooong time.As for the story Contemporaries sometimes lag They can have dives and slow patches I didn t think LIFE IN OUTER SPACE did I loved every page ate it in two sittings and I just couldn t stop I think it s Sam s voice The book is written so freaking well, I just want to scream It s witty and awkward, and real So real Full marks to story and writing Romance wise, it was rather adorable I loved the awkwardness, but the sweetness The book isn t layered down with complicated happenings though, heck it gets complicated and guys drooling over girls In fact, for a long time, Sam is just clueless Actually you could sum Sam up as being quite a clueless person But it works for him and the story Plus, this book is set in Australia I LOVE THAT It really hit the core of our country, without making it sound tacky or clich I loved the slang I understood that reference and the slight musical twist yay and the settings woot Melbourne Sydney The beach This book made my day Plus, I just love this quote to bits I think, because well, I like the idea of coming up with a story that never existed before, but I don t really want to be in charge I don t want to be famous I guess I like the idea of sitting in the dark and knowing that I created the thing on screen, that it s my story, but, like, no one else has to know it was me Does that make sense

  10. Amanda says:

    Life in Outer Space is Melissa Keil s debut novel Set in Melbourne, the story revolves around Sam Kinnison, geek and horror movie fan, and his bunch of friends They manage to keep themselves out of trouble at school, most of the time, but when Camilla Carter joins their class, everything starts changing for Sam and his friends.This book clutched at my heart from the beginning and by the end it was squeezing it so hard This is one of the best books I ve read this year I know it s a bit early Life in Outer Space is Melissa Keil s debut novel Set in Melbourne, the story revolves around Sam Kinnison, geek and horror movie fan, and his bunch of friends They manage to keep themselves out of trouble at school, most of the time, but when Camilla Carter joins their class, everything starts changing for Sam and his friends.This book clutched at my heart from the beginning and by the end it was squeezing it so hard This is one of the best books I ve read this year I know it s a bit early to say that but, if I make a top ten list at the end of 2013, this book will be on it, for sure.I really loved reading about Sam He is pretty set in his ways and likes routine He enjoys spending Monday arvos in the computer room with Mike, Adrian, and Allison He likes watching horror movies and writing screenplays with titles like Killer Cats from the Third Moon of Jupiter He doesn t like that his dad basically ignores him and his mum He doesn t like Justin Zigoni, class bully He doesn t like rom coms or anything he deems to be girly I really loved the relationship between Sam and his mum, she seems to be drifting along, not doing anything about his father s behaviour, and Sam doesn t know what he do for her, other than to put on a horror movie and watch it with her.The secondary characters were just as loveable Mike is a bit closed off but I liked the way the boys were able to talk about him being gay and how much they wanted to help him when he quit karate Adrian was hilarious, completely unaware of social etiquette and how to be subtle when having a conversation Allison was so sweet and I was worried she was going to get her heart broken, but my suspicions about who she liked were incorrect.And then there s Camilla Beautiful, happy, unique Camilla She was a lot of fun to read about, the kind of girl everyone would want as a best friend She s confident without being full of herself, she s friendly, kind, understanding, as well as shy about her musical abilities I loved watching Sam get to know her and I wanted him to stop putting a wall up and give in to his feelings.Sam s story felt so real, from the beginning I was completely immersed in his life and felt as if I was there with him every day The relationships between the group of friends was so sweet and I found myself crying on and off, especially towards the end Don t get me wrong, this book isn t that sad, it s just so full of emotion and so heart warming And I am a wuss I ve had a book hangover all week since finishing this on Sunday.The writing was easy to read and fun, scattered with movie, music, and tv references that I know readers will relate to Dirty Dancing, Underworld, Say Anything Life in Outer Space is a fun, sweet, endearing story about a boy, his friends, his family and his second to last year at school It s about living life, not sticking to your routine, having fun and branching out I recommend this to all readers, whether you read YA or not.Thank you to the wonderful people at Hardie Grant Egmont for my review copy This book won the inaugural Ampersand Project and it most definitely deserved it Nov 10, 2012Dear February,Please hurry up so I can read this book.Love,Impatient Aussie YA Reader xox