Team Human by Justine Larbalestier

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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.


About Justine Larbalestier

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Justine Larbalestier (Liar) and Sarah Rees Brennan (The Demon's Covenant) are award-winning teen authors. This is their first book together. Justine lives in New York City and Sydney, Australia. Sarah lives in Dublin, Ireland. Visit them online (and read about the joys of collaboration) at and
Published July 3, 2012 by HarperTeen. 352 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Vampires may be both dead and deadly, but they are also a legally tolerated minority and even tourist attractions—and Francis, with his mesmerizing good looks and stuffy arrogance, is irresistible to an old-fashioned girl like Cathy.

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Cathy is brilliant, but she's also unfailingly romantic, a believer in true love and “the One.” Mel's all for love (even though she's had a hard time finding it herself), but when it starts to look like Cathy's pursuit of true love is going to lead to a desire to transition into a vampire, Mel fe...

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Common Sense Media

Team Human is as likely to be enjoyed both by readers who love vampire books and those who think they can't stand them.

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WAPL Teens

And since Mel agreed to help Anna figure out what happened to her dad (in the time she's not using to break Cathy and Francis up), plus the fact that it's kind of her fault that Cathy broke into Francis's house, Mel finds herself tangled up with not just one irritating vampire, but a whole bunch ...

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Fancy Goods

With an interesting blend of vampires, zombies and some very un-ordinary teenagers, Team Human cleverly balances side-splitting humour with an exploration of what it means to be human.

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Verve Girl

When you think of vampires, you think of creepy vampires that Buffy the Vampire Slayer hunts for right?

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