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The Young World

Chris Weitz

Screenwriter Weitz make his YA debut with this post-apocalyptic adventure. A fatal plague known as the Sickness has wiped out the entire population of children and adults. Only teenagers are immune to the illness, but once they turn 18, fever, delirium and death swiftly follow. A short life means there's no reason for civilized order, so society is in chaos and divided into tribes. One tribe, which includes Jefferson and his girlfriend Donna, may have found a clue that could explain the origin of the Sickness. They embark on a perilous journey and encounter enemy gangs, cults and militias in their quest for a cure.