The first thing you’ll notice about Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan’s TEAM HUMAN is the voice. The protagonist, Mel, is sassy, cool, and hilarious — a Whedon-esque narrator who gives you the giggles on every page, even when you’re face-palming over her egregious misinterpretations of the people around her, stepping on her own toes, and sticking her nose in everyone’s business.
But Mel has good reasons for being so nosy. There’s a vampire enrolled in her school and, worse, her BFF Cathy is head over heels for him. She’s on a mission to do anything she can to save Cathy from herself. Plus, her other BFF Anna lost her dad this summer — he’s a psychiatrist for vampires, and he ran away with one of his patients, leaving Anna’s mom, Principal Saunders — and Anna — high and dry. Anna thinks her mom has been acting super weird since the school year started, and she knows Mel’s snooping skills might help her figure it all out.~ read more ~