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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 another tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure to the sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip to save humankind.

The tribe exchanges gunfire with enemy gangs, escapes cults and militias, braves the wilds of the subway and Central Park—and discovers truths they could never have imagined.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Weitz is a successful screenwriter because he is a fine—at times terrific—storyteller. Dystopian fantasies depend on details, and here they are often unforgettably right.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Chris Weitz, the author of this book, is a screenwriter and director, perhaps contributing reasons to this post-apocalyptic thriller’s cinematic feel…An exciting series well worth a place on your reading calendar.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “SA riveting adventure…Weitz offers a satisfying YA interpretation of the Greek classic Anabasis, brimming with grisly encounters and gallows humor. He also finds room to touch upon issues of race, class, commercialism, and sexuality in nuanced moments that are sharply juxtaposed with the near-constant dangers and seeming hopelessness of the larger picture.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • The Young World is captivating with its constant action that will draw readers in and keep them enthralled until the very end. This intriguing debut includes realistic characters and a plot that hits close to home. It is similar to the Gone series by Michael Grant due to the teens’ responsibilities. Teen readers will enjoy this dystopian futuristic book.”


  • “The context of a broken NYC is so compelling that readers will find it hard to put this book down.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Telling his story in the alternating voices of Jeff and Donna, noted film director Weitz, in his first YA novel, has done a good job of meticulously building his postapocalyptic world.”


  • “A twisted Neverland where you don’t get older, you just die…A post-apocalyptic teen novel that’s far from just another post-apocalyptic teen novel.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • An August 2014 Amazon Best Book of the Month for Teens
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year for 2014
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