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Harper Collins, Feb 28, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 528 pages
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For fans of The Hunger Games, Battlestar Galactica, and Blade Runner comes the first book in the Partials Sequence, a fast-paced, action-packed, and riveting sci-fi teen series, by acclaimed author Dan Wells.

Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. But sixteen-year-old Kira is determined to find a solution. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that that the survival of both humans and Partials rests in her attempts to answer questions about the war's origin that she never knew to ask.

Playing on our curiosity of and fascination with the complete collapse of civilization, Partials is, at its heart, a story of survival, one that explores the individual narratives and complex relationships of those left behind, both humans and Partials alike—and of the way in which the concept of what is right and wrong in this world is greatly dependent on one's own point of view.

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The writing style was easy to read and very well done. - LibraryThing
The plot is fairly complex and full of conspiracies. - LibraryThing
... an accurate depiction. - LibraryThing
Bit of advice: stay away from the audio book. - LibraryThing
Kira is a 16 year old medic who is gifted at research. - LibraryThing
The plot twist near the end completely shocked me. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - KR_Patterson - LibraryThing

Let me start off by saying I love Dan Wells. This book was good--almost excellent--but I measure it against his Serial Killer series, which I super-love. Partials was actually very intriguing ... Read full review

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User Review  - JaFi14 - LibraryThing

Great book, Loved the science in it. The plot was amazing and the character's were well planed out. Can not wait to read the next book. Read full review

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Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter TwentyOne
Chapter TwentyTwo
Chapter TwentyThree
Chapter TwentyFive
Chapter TwentySix
Chapter TwentySeven
Chapter TwentyEight
Chapter TwentyNine

Chapter Nine
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Thirty
Chapter ThirtyThree
Chapter ThirtySeven
Chapter ThirtyEight
Chapter ThirtyNine

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About the author (2012)

Dan Wells is the author of Partials and Fragments as well as the John Cleaver series: I Am Not a Serial Killer, Mr. Monster, and I Don't Want to Kill You. He has been nominated for both the Hugo and the Campbell Award and has won two Parsec Awards for his podcast Writing Excuses. He plays a lot of games, reads a lot of books, and eats a lot of food, which is pretty much the ideal life he imagined for himself as a child.

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