Expect big things from this amazing book… I don’t think this is the last we will hear from Chris Weitz ~Sheila
It has been two very long years since the mysterious virus had wiped out all children and adults leaving only the teens to try to survive in this new unsteady world. In New York as the teenagers have battled for food and space it seems as though it has turned into a city of tribes; each protecting their own.
Jefferson and Donna are part of the Washington Square Tribe. Jefferson the leader by default, and Donna the teenage in-house “doctor”, are finding it harder and harder to come by supplies and food to keep their group going. It is no secret that a tribe without the proper supplies is a weak tribe, and a weak tribe may as well be a dead tribe.
When a member of the group nicknamed “Brainbox” for his skills at coming up with ideas to create electricity and more believes he may have an idea of what has caused virus and may be able to reverse what has happened to the world if he could just look at a book that is in the library way across town, Jefferson, Donna, and another tribe-mate Peter, all join in the cause. Something has to be done before they too die…
but what dangers lie out beyond the sanctuary of their area? And what truths are trying to be protected at any cost?
This (above) was the advertising in the women’s bathroom at the expo. I seen it.. and went to the Little Brown booth immediately (I did not pass go, did not collect $200) and requested an advanced copy of it.
I am so glad I did.
This book is not released until July 29th and normally I would not review a book this far ahead of release date…
I want to get you as EXCITED about this one as I am. I want YOU to be aware of what is coming that is super awesome sauce so you can put it on your radar and know that if you enjoy YA Dystopian fiction with the more than likely potential of being a movie as well, then hang on… you are in for a treat.
I LOVED the layout of The Young World. Set in New York in the futuristic pit of a world. The protagonists are diverse and engaging. I enjoyed the concept of the different tribes made up of teens. Each had their own skill sets that they embraced – some were for good…. some – not so much.
The Young World is a great ride and do not pass on this first book of The Young World Trilogy (don’t groan – the book is fast paced and engaging and you will not want to wait!)
Fun Fact:Chris Weitz is the director of Twilight: New Moon, About a Boy, The Golden Compass, Antz and American Pie. His most recent film is A Better Life, which was nominated for an Academy Award. THE YOUNG WORLD is his first novel. – See more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/authors/chris-weitz-teen/#about
Chris Weitz is the director of twilight, New Moon, About A Boy, The Golden Compass, ANTZ, and American Pie. His most recent film is A Better Life, which has been nominated for an Academy Award. The Young World is his first novel.