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Team Human

Team Human - Sarah Rees Brennan, Justine Larbalestier TEAM HUMAN I think everyone’s sort of wary about co-authored books. I am myself, but I’m not sure why, really... I’ve only read two [non-fiction] co-authored book aside from this one, which doesn’t seem to be a big enough sample size. Maybe it’s just that it’s hard to imagine just how one would go about co-authoring a book. Writing one seems hard enough, even without another author to work with. I can’t really say how having two authors affected Team Human. It’s very different than anything else I’ve read by Sarah Rees Brennan, but then again, it was a very different genre. There were definitely lines, especially in terms of dialogue, where I seemed to recognize SRB’s trademark style. Although I am aware of Justine Larbalestier, I’ve never read any of them, so I can’t say what parts of the book were ‘hers’. Reading the author’s note at the back however, made it seem like they had a lot of fun writing this.Which nice to know, because I had a lot of fun reading it. It’s about time we got a witty send-up of the whole ‘high school girl falling for vampire’ trope, because all the derivative YA books so far have been very serious and earnest. It was so much fun to see that couple from the best friend’s perspective. And the world-building was fun, and so were the characters. I love Kit. I loved how, in the end, the story was about choice, how to make our own and let other people make their own. Also, random maybe, but I really appreciated how Francis actually spoke in a old-fashioned manner, as opposed to most books where we are told that the vampire speaks like that, but the actual dialogue is modern.