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Chris Weitz, "The Young World"

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.


CHRIS WEITZ is an American producer, writer, director, actor and author. He is best known for his work with his brother, Paul Weitz, on the comedy films American Pie and About a Boy, as well as directing the film adaptation of the novel The Golden Compass and the film adaptation of New Moon from the series of Twilight books.His most recent film is A Better Life. The Young World is his first novel.



This event will be moderated by Anais Alvarez, a film studies major at Yale University.


We will be serving pizza and showing snippets of Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdrome, which influenced this book. 


This event is free, click here to reserve your seats!

Event Date: 
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
768 Boston Post Rd.
06443 Madison
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ISBN: 9780316226295
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 29th, 2014