History Literature / TeamHuman

4th Aug '15 9:49:29 AM IshiMatsu615
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* WhiteMaleLead: Averted. Mel is a Chinese-American girl and is depicted as one on the cover.
14th May '15 6:53:21 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* CultureClash: Mel and Kit do this several times, since Mel has never met a vampire before the beginning of the book, and Kit's only exposure to humans has been vampire groupies.

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* CultureClash: Mel and Kit do this several times, since Mel has never met a vampire before the beginning of the book, and Kit's only exposure to humans has been vampire groupies.groupies and TV shows.
10th Jan '15 4:53:29 PM Jayalaw
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* ChekhovsGun: Dr. Saunders's cellphone. If only [[IdiotBall his wife hadn't hid it in the house]].

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* ChekhovsGun: Dr. Saunders's cellphone. [[spoiler: If only [[IdiotBall his wife hadn't hid it in the house]].]]


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** Justified in [[spoiler: Principal Saunders's case, since what great plan is there to keep your husband safe after he's become a zombie? Though it was stupid to hide him in the school]].
10th Jan '15 4:51:02 PM Jayalaw
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* AdultFear: Despite being a light-hearted AffectionateParody, ''Team Human'' has its scary moments.
** The city has a park named after an IllGirl whose father thought turning her into a vampire would save her from a terminal disease. Instead, she went on a murderous rampage before getting exterminated.
** Cath's mother doesn't think twice about signing a form allowing Cath to be turned underage. Mel considers it a FailedASpotCheck moment.
** The poor [[spoiler: Saunders family. Every one of them. Dr. Saunders for getting turned by a patient unwillingly and becoming a violent zombie; his wife chaining him up so that he doesn't kill anyone, feeding him her blood and lying to everyone; and Anna for thinking that her dad ran off with a patient and feeling utterly betrayed. When the truth comes out, and he breaks free, the zombified Dr. Saunders nearly kills his wife and daughter.]]



* BaitAndSwitch: Mel assumes that Francis is working on a book about human and vampire relationships. [[spoiler: He's actually investigating the strange activity at the school related to vampire behavior.]]

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* BaitAndSwitch: Mel assumes that Francis is working on a book about human and vampire relationships.relationships, hence that he's faking his relationship with Cath as "research". [[spoiler: He's actually investigating the strange activity at the school related to vampire behavior.]]
10th Jan '15 3:51:37 PM Jayalaw
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* BreakHearHeartToSaveHer: Happens twice, though not by the vampire.

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* BreakHearHeartToSaveHer: BlessedWithSuck: People who unwillingly turned by vampires, or are part of the 10% failure rate; they get all the powers but change into mindless zombies. Even if you don't become a zombie and end up fine, vampires lose their sense of humor and ability to laugh.
* BreakHerHeartToSaveHer:
Happens or at least is attempted twice, though not by the vampire.


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* ChekhovsGun: Dr. Saunders's cellphone. If only [[IdiotBall his wife hadn't hid it in the house]].


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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Invoked and averted by vampire clinics; they make sure that a person wanting to be turned is aware of all the consequences. Cath has thought a lot about her decision to become a vampire, and is willing to lose her sense of humor.


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* HumansAreBastards: Kit thinks this, since he was left by his parents on a vampire's doorstep. He assumes that they left him there to be "a snack".


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* LiteralMinded: Kit. Telling a girl, "I'll call you" is not his way of saying he's not interested.
10th Jan '15 2:42:22 PM Jayalaw
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* BaitAndSwitch: Mel assumes that Francis is working on a book about human and vampire relationships. [[spoiler: He's actually investigating the strange activity at the school related to vampire behavior.]]


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* BreakHearHeartToSaveHer: Happens twice, though not by the vampire.
** Mel tries to break up Cath and Francis, so as to save Cath from being turned. It doesn't work.
** [[spoiler: Anna's mother lied to Anna via text, saying that her father ran off with a patient, rather than reveal that said patient turned him into a vampire against his will, making him a zombie. In this case she was trying to save her zombie husband from being exterminated by the vampire police, as well as saving Anna from seeing her father turned.]]
19th Mar '14 7:16:11 PM Jisu
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* PsychoLesbian: Mel's older sister describes her string of weird exes as such. She's clearly exaggerating, however.


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* WitchWithACapitalB: WordOfGod is that swearing was taken out of the book after the first draft to increase chances of it being picked up by schools and book fairs. This explains the "No more crazy wenches!" line.
25th Feb '14 8:17:42 PM Jisu
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Not related to the CastHerd of the same [[FanNickname name]] in ''Series/TeenWolf''.

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25th Feb '14 8:15:37 PM Jisu
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* BiTheWay: [[spoiler:Ty]]

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* BiTheWay: [[spoiler:Ty]][[spoiler:Ty, as revealed at the very end of the novel.]]



** Kit is short for [[spoiler:Kitten as his vampire family initially saw him as a pet]].

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** Kit is short for [[spoiler:Kitten as [[spoiler:Kitten. When Mel learns this, she concludes that his vampire family initially saw him as a pet]].



* FantasticRacism: Mel's attitude toward vampires

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* FantasticRacism: Mel's attitude toward vampiresvampires.



* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler: Cathy initially comes off as silly and easily influenced by her boyfriend; as it turns out she's probably the smartest and strongest-willed character in the book. You can think of her as a {{Reconstruction}} of [[{{Literature/Twilight}} Bella Swan]].]]

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* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler: Cathy [[spoiler:Cathy initially comes off as silly and easily influenced by her boyfriend; as it turns out she's probably the smartest and strongest-willed character in the book. You can think of her as a {{Reconstruction}} of [[{{Literature/Twilight}} Bella Swan]].]]


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* MeaningfulName: "Literature/{{Rebecca}}" as the name of someone who tries to break up a HappilyMarried couple but is never actually shown on-screen [[spoiler:and was DrivenToSuicide before the story begins]].
24th Nov '13 7:13:49 PM Kif
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Well, don't worry. ''Team Human'' is a ''{{parody}}'' of [[ParanormalRomance teen vampire romance]] novels by Justine Larbalestier and [[TheDemonsLexicon Sarah Rees Brennan]]. The protagonist is Mel Duan, a Chinese-American girl who lives in the town of New Whitby, which has a large vampire population. Mel [[FantasticRacism strongly dislikes vampires]] as she thinks that their age, beauty, and immortality make them useless and unproductive. Meanwhile, her best friend Cathy has fallen madly in love with Francis, the school vampire. In a world where becoming a vampire has a chance of [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombification]] or death, Mel sets out to stop Cathy from making a terrible mistake. On the way, she meets Kit, a human raised by vampires, who challenges her preconceived notions about vampires.

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Well, don't worry. ''Team Human'' is a ''{{parody}}'' of [[ParanormalRomance teen vampire romance]] novels by [[Literature/{{Liar}} Justine Larbalestier Larbalestier]] and [[TheDemonsLexicon Sarah Rees Brennan]]. The protagonist is Mel Duan, a Chinese-American girl who lives in the town of New Whitby, which has a large vampire population. Mel [[FantasticRacism strongly dislikes vampires]] as she thinks that their age, beauty, and immortality make them useless and unproductive. Meanwhile, her best friend Cathy has fallen madly in love with Francis, the school vampire. In a world where becoming a vampire has a chance of [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombification]] or death, Mel sets out to stop Cathy from making a terrible mistake. On the way, she meets Kit, a human raised by vampires, who challenges her preconceived notions about vampires.
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