The Young World

The Young World

Book - 2015
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"Chris Weitz has made a beautiful transition from writing and directing films to novels. The Young World is populated with characters you won't forget and a story as fresh and urgent as Divergent ."--James Patterson, #1 NY Times bestselling author of Maximum Ride .
Welcome to New York, a city ruled by teens.
After a mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he's secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence among the chaos.
But when a fellow tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure for the Sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip, exchanging gunfire with enemy gangs, escaping cults and militias, braving the wilds of the subway--all in order to save humankind.
This first novel from acclaimed film writer/director Chris Weitz is the heart-stopping debut of an action-packed trilogy.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780316226288
Characteristics: 373 pages ;,21 cm.


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May 15, 2019

The book might have been Ok if they would just stop using text talk. I am almost certain that no one says W T F or LOL in real life unless they're saying it ironically. Maybe people do say it unironically, but I'm sure that no one would if the world ended. The plots Ok, but could be better. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone close to me. I give it a 3 out of 5 stars.

JCLChrisK Jan 18, 2017

A really nice balance of action and character--thoughtfully entertaining. With an interesting setting that's a bit of a Lord of the Flies, Mad Max, and Hunger Games mash-up. I'm looking forward to book two.

"It's another gorgeous spring day after the fall of civilization. . . . "

Aug 31, 2015

I was looking forward to reading this book until they started cussing pretty bad. I was disappointed.


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Aug 31, 2015

Coarse Language: By the 11th page there was F, S, A and D. This ruined the book for me. So be careful if you get this book.

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