Chris Weitz, director, writer, and producer of films like The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Golden Compass, and About a Boy, will publish a post-apocalyptic young adult trilogy through Little, Brown, due spring 2014. The publisher notes that his work on film adaptations of young adult titles makes him especially plugged into the genre. Here’s a plot description of Weitz’s The Young World:
The Young World is the gripping first installment of a trilogy set in the not-so-distant future in a post-apocalyptic New York City following the catastrophic destruction of the world as we know it. An unknown trauma has left every child and adult on earth dead, but, for unknown reasons, teenagers are spared. Anyone between the onset of puberty and the age of twenty-one are in a world with no authority figures. And while that world would normally be a teenager’s fantasy, this world has no heat, running water, television, video games, phones, or Internet. Teenagers are the heirs to a world brought back to the Stone Age, and now they must learn to master it in order to survive.
Are you intrigued?