The Young World
Author: Chris Weitz
Publication Date: July 29th 2014
~A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review~
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.
I have mixed feelings about The Young World, for a few reasons, on one hand it's fun and full of action, but on the other...the pacing was a little off for me. Then there's the characters, on one hand I liked them eventually, but on the other hand, they were hard to get used to... but I'll get to that in a minute.