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Book Review: The Young World by Chris Weitz

I am thrilled to have received an ARC of “The Young World” by Chris Weitz from a Goodreads giveaway.


A plague sweeps the world, taking adults and children, leaving only teenagers alive – with the guarantee that somewhere around their 18th birthday, they will die off as well. The world is ending. And how would teenagers run the world with the promise of imminent death? With violence, partying, power hunger, slavery, and factions.

But there is legend of “The Old Man,” a man who survived the mass-death. A brave few leave the safety of their turf to seek him out, hoping for a chance to survive and restart the world again.


I’m not sure what I think of this story. Well-told. Not just another YA post-apocalyptic dystopian. Original in the voice as well as the ending. Love the snarky teenagers and the world they’d created. I enjoyed the story as a whole, so I think it’s worth the read. And the second in the series will be on my Ones to Watch list.


Without spoiling it (and I really really REALLY want to), the ending is what makes me uncertain. As in I’d have to read the second in the story to see if I’m okay with how the story ended. And I think I am, because I was basicly wondering about NOT INSERTING THE SPOILER HERE throughout the entire book. But I still need some good explanation to be okay with it.


What About You?

Have you read “The Young World”?

Is it a cliched repeat of all the other YA dystopians out there? Or original?

And how about that ending?!


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