Joshua Plofhard is eighteen years
old, well-liked by his friends and community, and has a terrific new girlfriend in his life.
He’s about to graduate high school and feels he has a wonderful future ahead of him. That is, until his mother tells him he’s carrying alien DNA.
Friendly aliens need Joshua to carry
the DNA to save them from extinction, and he feels honored to be able to help. But
the city of Los Angeles feels
very differently. Before long he’s the subject of constant ridicule and
attempts on his life by The Prejudice, a serial killer who tries to eliminate those who don’t conform.
Joshua must learn how to deal with
those who don’t like him just because he’s different. His struggles
make him stronger, and the reader cheers for him as he attempts to right the wrongs he faces.
Some of the scenes feel a little
out of place for modern-day Los Angeles and might have been better suited for another planet or time. And some of the characters act a little differently than one might expect.
But the plot flows smoothly and pulls the reader in as he wants to find out what happens to Joshua.
Dwayne G. Anderson was diagnosed
with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of sixteen. His mission in writing
his stories is to inspire and encourage others ridiculed by others because they’re different. Partially Human is an inspiring read for anyone who also faces prejudice.
MUSE REVIEW MARK: GOOD
Reviewer: ALICE BERGER, MUSE REVIEWS