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It's used as the reason why the big baddies are the big baddies. The thing is, rape is treated like this trivial thing that has happened to some of the girls but it's fine. Like, it's just swept under the rug, no worries when it gets down to it. Rape mainly serves as a means to give the male characters an opportunity to be honourable and take the moral highground. But when it comes down to it? The fact she's a rape survivor is never dealt with, there are no repercussions on the mental and psychological health of the girl who gets called her real name, Kath, about once and TITS MCGEE, the most degrading name I can think of for the rest of it The treatment of rape in this honestly shocked me.
The fact that is was talked about so novelly was awful and it absolutely was the last straw for me. The rape didn't even serve to develop female characters but instead developed the male characters.
It was women being subjected to the rape, but in the end that didn't matter - what mattered was how it effected the boys. I can't even discuss how much this has effected me and how disgusting it is that authors continue to use rape as a meaningless plot device when it's an experience that effects the victim for a life-time But, as Donna would say, whatever. The kids use a pop culture reference, or a hundred, in this book. At first it was cool, but it soon left me lost.
Instead of describing a scene, it'd be like "This is just like Resident Evil" of "If you've seen this movie, you'd know what it looks like" Sadly, I haven't seen that movie so I don't know what the heck is going on. Also, the teenagers were weird about Pop Culture. Like, there's one bit where they are worshipping a plate with Edward Cullen's face on. It's just weird, and in my opinion, lazy writing. A pop culture reference can be fun, but using them to replace the task of describing a scene is lazy.
You're an author man!! That's what authors DO.
The actual current of events was okay, and the only reason I kept going with it. But then it stuffed it up by having a shitty ending and revelations that didn't make sense so urgh. I'm just done. This was terrible. Do not recommend. If you're looking for a teen-world post apocalyptic to replace the Michael Grant's, Gone, size hole in your heart -- move along because this is not that book.
View all 12 comments. Nov 25, Anatea Oroz added it. This description sounds awfully familiar. I wonder why is that Oh, I know! I'll tell you a little bit about the show There is a virus that wiped out all the adults.
Not a single adult survived, only the childern and the teens are left in the world and no one knows what caused it.
There is no electricity anymore, the food is scarce and the world is a dangerous place to live in. The tribes are forming, the battle over the domina This description sounds awfully familiar. The tribes are forming, the battle over the dominance is constant, but they all have one common goal, to find the cure , because as they get older, they die too. Really original, right? Chris Weitz, I think you should stick with the Movie Industry and leave writing to people who don't need to steal other people works to write books.
View all 27 comments. May 18, C. Drews rated it really liked it Shelves: Accuse me all you want, peoples, but I do find the apocalypse fascinating.
Except for the part about no WiFi I don't find that fascinating at all. I was a little bit underwhelmed, unfortunately, but I still liked this book. I love all theories about the apocalypse.
Who doesn't like to hypothesis on the craziness of kids, right?! And, like in Gone, the kids have set up communities, they wave guns, they eat rats, they try to find The Answer To All Things, which in this case is a cure. Which reminded me a lot of Partials, actually. The world actually seemed quite stable. There have been no adults for 2 years and the kids have rhythm in their mini societies. We have two narrators which usually I don't like because it's hard to get to know two people's POVs and oftentimes one is a lot stronger than the other.
But this time? On one side we have Jefferson, who's half-Japanese and nice. Flip the page and meet Donna. She's feisty, sarcastic and talkative. Their voices were wildly different and both equally interesting. I can't even pick a favourite!
There's a motley of secondary characters like Brainbox, SeeThrough and Kath. No one is as good I didn't think as the two narrators. And they all sort of fit into their slots of "the brain" and "the comic relief", etc. But Jefferson and Donna really punched the cookie-cutter shapes and were their own people. How about a pop-culture reference I'm half happy with this, half It's absolutely stuffed with pop-culture references. Which is interesting and cool when you get them Sometimes I just had NO idea what they were talking about.
And it's not just "they're listening to Justin Bieber" but stuff like "We went all Hulk at them". If you don't understand the references, you don't understand the scene. I didn't understand some of them, and it actually sacrificed clever writing for references.
Instead of describing Jefferson's sword, it just said "if you've watched This-And-This movie, you'll know what I mean". Unfortunately, Donna dropped her snark as the book progressed. She was very heavy on the pop-culture references and sarcasm and snark at the beginning I almost felt like we just ran out of references so we stopped.
You can't do that! I love beginning-of-the-book-Donna, but end-of-the-book-Donna nearly seemed like a different person.
The ending was very rushed. It felt like we hit pages and went "Okay, time to wrap it up. It is the start of a trilogy, by the way. But NO. Let us cram all that needs to be done in pages. It felt so rushed and so awkward. It was fine That wasn't set up for, I don't feel. And I felt like they killed of SeeThrough just because someone had to die and we didn't really get attached to her. She was there to die, basically. Finding the Old Man and being shoved into experiments? It just didn't fit with the rest of the book, I didn't feel.
And then -- btw, there's actually adults, hurrah, hurrah. I have read this story before. While The Young World was absolutely enjoyable to read I'm don't feel like it brought anything new to the table. Gone will always be my favourite. I won't lie: I enjoyed it insanely much. Freaky kids with guns! Viva la Crazy Teenagers!
I'm just a bit underwhelmed at the plot although the characters were brilliant and I'm disappointed in the crazily rushed ending. Will I read book 2?
You better believe it. View 2 comments. Jun 14, AH rated it it was ok Shelves: The Young World was a slog to read through. In many ways, I've read this book before. And they are the people with guns and unlimited amounts of ammo. You really do need to suspend belief to enjoy this book. Think about it, a biological warfare type of disease that kills adults and children.
I'm no immunologist but you would think that after a disease ran its course, The Young World was a slog to read through. I'm no immunologist but you would think that after a disease ran its course, the survivors would have built some sort of immunity to this disease. At age 18, they get sick and die. Of course this is explained because the disease attacks when a person reaches physical maturity and their hormones level out.
Still not downloading it. Did I mention just how much weaponry is lying around, readily available? Why is it that in every post-apocalyptic book there seems to be an endless supply of guns, swords, knives, and ammo?
I'm not American - I find it hard to believe that so much of that stuff is readily available. But it must be as I've been to a Walmart in the US. The story is told in alternating first person points of view. You get to be inside of the two main characters' heads. There's Jefferson who is practical and logical and actually an interesting character. Jefferson is a natural leader, though reluctantly so. He just wants to survive.
He's also a teenage boy, so he is oblivious to a few things. Then there's Donna, named after Madonna the singer. Donna has an opinion about everything and her point of view is very busy and whiny and annoying.
Now here's the strange part with this book. Each point of view had a different font and a very different writing style. Jefferson's point of view is written like a first hand account.
Donna's point of view is written almost in a script-like style. I understand that the author is a director, so perhaps he was taking a shortcut on the book to movie adaption.
Each stop takes them to a different "tribe" culture, from cannibals, to post-apocalyptic entertainment, to weapons construction. Some of this entertainment involves cruelty to animals - dogs.
I know that some of you out there hate that kind of stuff. There's also plenty of cruelty to people as well.
The ending was a little abrupt. It kind of made me go huh? Where did that come from? In spite of my lower rating, I did enjoy some of the supporting characters. I loved Brainbox, the boy genius who was a MacGyver character with a scientific background. He was a little aloof, but what a brainiac. Peter, the African American gay character was a hoot. I kept hoping that he would meet someone soon.
Tiny little SeeThrough was my hero and proved that good things do come in small packages. The Young World was an OK read for me. I'm not sure that I'd recommend it, especially if you've already read this year's crop of post-apocalyptic young adult novels. View all 4 comments. View 1 comment. Mar 15, Maureen rated it liked it. Maybe more about a 2.
Jun 21, Judy rated it did not like it. I can't do it anymore. I can't read these YA books that showcase whiny characters and bad writing. But as the pages droned on and on, I realized that the voices of the characters created no sympathy, no connection for me. I did not care if this world burned or survived.
I still recommend that if you are curious about the story, please read it. Just be aw Nope. Just be aware of the dark pit of despair that this book will lead you towards. Me ha gustado que se vean dos perspectivas, la de Donna y la de Jeff. Jan 11, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: Action-packed, violent, but overall an engaging read.
BUT, i abhorred the threat of rape that was ever present. This book should come with a trigger warning. I love that the main character was non-white. Plus, Weitz has a really cool take on the social order of the world after the apocalypse, and it reflects on our world now. Actually pretty thought-provoking at times. I liked that this took place just 2 years after the Sickness, instead of hundr Action-packed, violent, but overall an engaging read.
I liked that this took place just 2 years after the Sickness, instead of hundreds of years later. It made the characters more relatable. I also liked the ending, which made me want to read book 2. Overall, Weitz's book should be pretty popular, and I think it's a strong debut, though not my favorite kind of story.
Oh, also, lots of swearing. Probably the most I've read in YA before. Definitely a book for older or mature teens. Oct 08, Nidah SleepDreamWrite rated it liked it. I was drawn to the story of this, since you got the post Apocalypse, teens trying to survive. And well, it made me think of the Tribe and Beyond Thunderdome.
Kudos for the Mad Max reference. I mean how could you not? Anyway, this was, well, first half was okay but once the story and pace picked up, its a 3. I liked some of the characters, like See Through, Brainbox and Jefferson.
Donna however I kind of didn't like at first, but later on she grows on you. The writing was okay. The romance was oka I was drawn to the story of this, since you got the post Apocalypse, teens trying to survive. The romance was okay. Though I did like the action scenes and the setting. Otherwise, this could of been better but has its moments.
The ending was interesting though. Tof boek over een wereld zonder volwassenen, waar een virus ervoor zorgt dat niemand ouder wordt dan achttien.
Een spannend avontuur vol referenties naar de wereld van hiervoor. Wel vond ik persoonlijk de reis erg lang duren, terwijl het einde - aangekomen op de bestemming - opeens enorm snel ging. Ook de romantiek was een beetje cheesy, maar de allerlaatste zin maakt me dan toch weer nieuwsgierig naar meer.
Mijn complete recensie lees je op Oog op de Toekomst. Aug 09, Zoe rated it it was ok Shelves: As a reader, sometimes you pick up a book and you can just tell that it's not for you. To me, the premise was a bit lacking and the characters were irritating. The premise is not one that is necessarily new or original and it gave me a bit of a sense of deja vu towards Michael Grant's Gone series.
I was expecting Weitz to put his own twists on it to make it a bit more original, but he didn't really have anything to ad As a reader, sometimes you pick up a book and you can just tell that it's not for you. I was expecting Weitz to put his own twists on it to make it a bit more original, but he didn't really have anything to add to the story that I hadn't read before. Basically, The Young World is set in a post-apocalyptic world where all the adults have been killed by a mysterious sickness.
Somehow, our protagonist Jefferson and his crush Donna find a clue to what caused the disease, and they - along with three other teens - go on a trip to get this clue and see if it can help them find a cure for this sickness. One of my problems with The Young World was the characters. I found them either to be stereotyped or simply irritating.
Jefferson was annoying in the fact that he was so oblivious to the outside world. He was so preoccupied with trying to be the "hero" and trying to get the girl; and it became irritating after a while.
He was almost nice to the point of being unrealistic. This was the quote where I really decided I didn't like him very much. Donna I liked a bit more than I did Jefferson, but I still found her quite annoying.
Her voice didn't portray a teenager's thoughts realistically at all ; rather it sounded as if an adult was trying to replicate a teen's mind as he thinks it is - filled with countless "LOLs" and "OMGs", which became annoying quite easily. My least favorite thing about her? The way she constantly overuses the word "like. Which, yeah?
Everybody thinks that like is just like a sort of junk word, empty calories or whatever? Told in dual POVs from Donna and Jefferson respectively, the writing style was a bit mediocre at best in my eyes. I really liked the unique style in which it was written in though: Something I found odd about the writing that kind of threw me off a bit was the fact that the protagonists knew they were narrators.
A lot of books you read, the author thinks it's cool to have an "unreliable narrator. So—just so you know—I am going to be a reliable narrator. I'm not sure I've ever read a book with that particular aspect, but it felt quite weird and unwarranted to me.
With all my criticism, this may sound like it is something to skip over altogether. However, I will say that there is a fair amount of decently constructed action sequences here and - in the style of typical post-apocalyptic reads - the pacing is quite fast. All in all, The Young World suffered from some rookie flaws in terms of characterization, the plot and writing; but I'm sure Chris Weitz has some surfacing potential.
Left to fend for themselves these teenagers form tribes and stick to their different parts of town, this story is all about the Washington Square tribe and told from the POV of two of its members Jefferson and Donna. As the story starts the scene is set as we discover how the teens are living, which is reasonably well considering, them seem to have supplies, thanks to their resident genius they still have iPods charged by the Sun and thanks to the high end stores in NYC they have fabulous wardrobes.
They have made their homes in the houses surrounding the square and are living their lives to the full as when they turn 18 they will succumb to the sickness and die. After they are threatened by another tribe who want some of the girls in exchange for a pig you get an idea of how they are set up, they have guns and lots of them raided from the local police precinct , and they are not afraid to use them.
Following his brothers death, Jefferson is elected leader of the tribe, it is up to him to make sure they survive but when another tribe member discovers information relating to the sickness and a potential cure they decide to make their way to a library to find some papers relating to the information.
Setting off in their bulletproof vehicle they make their way through the abandoned streets of NYC stopping only to pick up a stray who has followed them SeeThrough a young Chinese girl with total badass skills. The library is believed to be haunted so all they want to do is get in and out as quickly as possible, splitting up bad idea! Our intrepid gang are needless to say out of there in a shot but only after some maiming and killing has gone down.
They do however now know where they have to go, a research island outside NYC, do they go there risking travelling through some of the worst areas of the city, plus they no longer have a vehicle as it exploded following a shoot out with another tribe, can they find the cure? They decide to make the journey and the story takes us through many different parts of NYC both above and below ground, they come across bustling markets where a new form of cash is exchanging hands and they also meet people some good, some just plain evil plus they are teenagers they have hormones so they are also busy having sex, eyeing up potential partners and getting drunk, this is something I liked about this story, it could have been written with them just leaving their safe haven walking through the city and shooting some people but they are still getting excited by all the things teenagers love plus they have easy access to any shops and buildings.
The Young World is well written and the believable conversations and general teenage chit chat is unbelievably good, at one point whilst running from the bad guys one girl manages to compliment another on her choice of skirt! The background of NYC is instantly recognisable and is the perfect setting for this book.
This book also covers a lot of issues such as homophobia, racism just to name a few.
I don't know if I can totally pigeon hole it, dystopian? It is thrilling, scary, sweet, romantic and so much more, I hope you love it as much as I did! The Young World is awarded 5 out of Dec 07, Jon rated it liked it Shelves: The Young World is acclaimed director Chris Weitz's debut novel and while it isn't the best dystopian novel I've read this year, it is extremely entertaining. Weitz has written such a thrilling sci-fi book that showcases his incredible storytelling abilities; The Young World is a cinematic tale with clear world-building and unique characters that will engage readers from start to finish.
Weitz has created a gritty, realistic scenario of what a possible apocalypse would be. It began with the Sickness, a mysterious plague that killed all of the adults and some younger children.
The survivors of this plague live in a post-apocalyptic New York City in which teenagers live in tribes who are just trying to survive. Each of the tribes are very insular and relations between each tribe are extremely limited.
Jefferson doesn't want to be a hero, but he is forced to take charge of the Washington Square Tribe when its leader dies. All he just wants is to be with Donna, the girl who he has a crush on, but if Jefferson wants his tribe to survive he needs to step it up.
There are so many dystopian books being published each year due to the massive popularity of The Hunger Games and Divergent, as a result it is extremely difficult to find unique dystopian books. The Young World doesn't rely on the genre's tropes and it has an extremely ambitious plot-line that is extremely original and realistic. I think one of the most appealing aspects of The Young World for me as a reader is how diverse the cast of characters is. Weitz has written Asian, African American and gay main characters that are in the spotlight for the entire novel; these characters aren't side-kicks or sidelined ever and they have an impact on the novel's plot.
Most YA books aren't very diverse and it's exciting to see a famous celebrity recognizing the need for diversity in YA literature. Chris Weitz lets his film roots show in The Young World and it's easy to see that he works in Hollywood.
The Young World is filled with film references some of which are Twilight-related throughout the novel; immense references usually bother me, but Weitz managed to integrate them cleverly into the plot. Weitz also makes the world-building very clear and I could see the post-apocalyptic NYC so clearly due to the intricate descriptions.
I think my biggest complaint with The Young World lies in the fact that the dialogue is written unevenly. Though the dialogue is extremely clever and witty, the formatting of the dialogue is a bit wacky and inconsistent.
This could easily have been corrected and I hope that the formatting of the dialogue is altered for the finished copies of this book. My favorite character in The Young World is definitely Donna who is a strong, snarky heroine that readers will love. I was initially troubled with the way that Donna put down some of the female characters by slut-shaming them, but this aspect was addressed in the final part of the novel.
Donna isn't afraid to say what she means and I loved how her character addressed gender inequality and how females are degraded in our modern day society. Weitz expertly addresses how society takes power away from females by turning them into sex symbols and how society values males for being "players", but degrades females for doing the same exact thing. Weitz fills TYW with tons of humor, action, and world-building that makes this dystopian novel stand out from the crowd.
The plot-line is thrilling and readers will definitely want to have the sequel on hand after reading the shocking cliffhanger.
The apocalypse has never felt so realistic and frightening as it does in The Young World. Akcja jest prowadzona dwutorowo z perspektywy Donny oraz Jeffersona. Teraz jestem ciekawa, o co chodzi? Ik vond het een goed boek, ik ben ook zeker benieuwd naar deel 2. Alleen helaas niet zo orgineel. Jun 12, Gisbelle rated it it was ok Shelves: First Person Present Tense Setting: New York Genre: Back then I thought the humor was a nice touch.
In a twisted way, it helped make the book more interesting. Later on, it became weird and annoying. The story was told from 2 POV's. She talked in a strange and confusing way that is hard to put a word to it. The use of "like" at least a thousand times when she talked made me want to bang my head against the wall.
But then again, it was part of her character's trait or something like that. Later on in the book, both Jefferson and Donna got on my nerves. I didn't like the way they sort of ranting on and on about things from before It Happened. It was so boring. The writing was okay, I think.
It wasn't good, but the rambling and the over the top effort to make it humorous were not what I would say a good way to capture the readers' attention. You people with that library of unused, witty snarky gifs will have a field day with this one. You know whose writing style Chris Weitz reminds me of? Victoria Scott. And know that despite not being able to finish this, I mean no disrespect to either authors in drawing that comparison. I only mean to attempt an intelligent guess on which reader group this book may appeal to.
Which is a good thing, because I believe there is an audience for this book. I may have even once belonged in that gallery, which may be the reason why I stuck around longer than I really intended because I kept waiting for my mood to change. I mean, that effort must have counted for something, right? This was told in alternating POVs between the protagonists Jefferson and Donna who live in post-apocalyptic New York where the very young children and adults of the world have been wiped out by a mysterious disease.
Which I think is kind of lame. So-just so you know- I am going to be a reliable narrator. Like, totally.