Harper Teen, Hardcover, 9780062089649, 352pp.
Publication Date: July 3, 2012
Readers who love vampire romances will be thrilled to devour Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan. Team Human celebrates and parodies the Twilight books, as well as other classics in the paranormal romance genre.Mel is horrified when Francis Duvarney, arrogant, gorgeous, and undead, starts at her high school. Mel's best friend, Cathy, immediately falls for the vampire. Cathy is determined to be with him forever, even if having him turn her could inadvertently make her a zombie.And Mel is equally determined to prove to her BFF that Francis is no good, braving the city's vampire district and kissing a cute boy raised by vampires as she searches evidence in this touching and comic novel.
Laugh-out-loud funny, heart-wrenchingly sad and fist-pump-in-the-air triumphant, this sparkling gem proves that vampires, zombies and even teenagers … at heart, we’re all on Team Human.
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
The authors both uphold the conventions of the contemporary vampire romance and comment on it.
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)
Smart and entertaining. Themes of honest friendship and freedom of choice mix with zombies, accidental romance, a diverse and complex cast, and sharply funny dialogue to create a thoroughly enjoyable read with a core of unexpected depth.
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Team Human is both fearsome and funny, a fresh entry in the popular genre.
-The Horn Book
A witty, comedic parody that adds a fresh idea to the teen vampirenovel trend.
The perfect blend of humor, heart, brains (braaaaaaaainssss?) and thrills.
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
A witty story of friendship that has a poignancy that is rare, coupled with a dry humor that is truly laugh-out-loud funny.
-School Library Journal
Funny, scary, touching, and thoughtful in ways you’d never expect: if you love vampire books, this is the book for you—if you hate vampire books, this is also the book for you.
-Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Star
No matter what team you’re on, there are characters here you’ll cheer for. Suspense, humor, and romance: Team Human has it all!
-Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of Evernight
Incredibly fresh and original—and absolutely charming.
-Cory Doctorow, New York Times Bestselling author
I could not be more a fan of this book than if I had a TEAM HUMAN cheerleader outfit ... brilliant, funny, sharply emotional!
-Rachel Caine, New York Times bestselling author of the Morganville Vampire