->"The only hope for humanity isn't human."

''Partials'' is a 2012 young-adult science fiction novel by Creator/DanWells.

After the war with the [[ArtificialHuman Partials]], the [[TheVirus RM virus]] [[DepopulationBomb kills almost all of humanity except about 40 thousand]] who have taken refuge in a suburb of New York City. It has been 11 years since The Break and none of the babies born since then have survived.

Kira Walker, a 16-year old medic-in-training, is tired of watching RM kill off every baby within three days of birth and has come up with a plan to find a cure: go to the ones who started the outbreak in the first place.

!!This book provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Kira is this.
* AdultsAreUseless: Somewhat justified as the kids who grew up without many memories before the Partials War aren't as "woe is me" as the adults and are more likely to do things the adults are too prejudiced to try.
* AnyoneCanDie: And how! [[spoiler: Skinny and Scruffy, Gianna, Jayden...]]
* ApocalypseHow
* AfterTheEnd
* ArtificialHuman: Partials.
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter / BabyFactory: This is the logic behind the Hope Act--without babies the human race will die out.
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: The Senate's stance towards the Voice.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: ''Everyone.''
* CrapsackWorld
* DepopulationBomb: The Break
* {{Determinator}}: Kira
* DuringTheWar
* {{Dystopia}}
* FailsafeFailure: Inverted. [[spoiler:[=ParaGen=] designed a failsafe for Partials in that they would dissolve after ten years.]]
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke
* TheGovernment: The Senate
* GovernmentConspiracy
* HiveMind: [[spoiler: Sort of. The Partials' pheromones means that they can sense each other's emotional states.]]
* HopelessWar
* ImmortalInfertility: Partials. [[spoiler: except for the immortal part.]]
* InfantImmortality: Subverted.
* LaResistance: The Voice.
* TheMedic: Kira
* OneMansTrashIsAnothersTreasure: Characters regularly raid all the stuff left behind by the rest of humanity. Some characters even collect certain things, like Xochi who collects music players.
* PowerOfTrust: [[spoiler: Literally: it's one of the Partials' pheromones]].
* PrideBeforeAFall: [=ParaGen=]. Just watch their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZejPM3Vm7A commercial]].
* PromotionToParent: All the adults who take in the orphaned children. Technically true for all women 18 and older (and their significant other), although their parenthood never lasts long.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: The Voice tends to have destructive habits in their protesting.
* ShownTheirWork: The biology behind the RM virus is accurate, except that the virus doesn't actually exist.
* SlaveMooks: Partials were essentially this until they rebelled.
* SlaveToPR: The Senate
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Samm, whose name was originally "Sam M." but he just started including the second m as part of his first name.
* SuperSenses: Partials
* SuperSoldier: Partials
* TeenPregnancy: All women 18 and older must be pregnant as frequently as possible. And they're thinking about lowering the age to 16...
* TheyWalkAmongUs: The Senate warns that the Voice looks like normal people.
* ThinkHappyThoughts: Parodied
->'''Marcus:''' Look on the bright side.
->...
->'''Kira:'''This is the point at which you would traditionally suggest a bright side.
->'''Marcus:'''I've never been a real traditional guy. Besides, I'm not saying I know a bright side, I just think this would be a great time to look at one.
* TimeForPlanB: Discussed
->'''Jayden:''' Press the attack and hope for the best.
->'''Kira:''' Hope is not a strategy.
->'''Jayden:''' It's not plan A and it shouldn't be plan B, but it is every plan C that has ever been made.
* TheVirus: The RM virus
* UntrustingCommunity [[spoiler: The Senate with regards to Samm]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Basically everyone.
* WeHaveBeenResearchingPhlebotinumForYears: The medics have been researching the RM virus for years. [[spoiler: And so have the Partials]].
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman?: Partials. It's even {{lampshaded}} in their name.
* YouFailBiologyForever: Averted (see Shown Their Work)
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