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By Chris Weitz

"Chris Weitz has made a stunning transition from writing and directing movies to novels. The younger World is populated with characters you will not overlook and a narrative as clean and pressing as Divergent."--James Patterson, number one NY Times bestselling writer of Maximum Ride.

Welcome to ny, a urban governed by means of teens.

After a mysterious disease wipes out the remainder of the inhabitants, the younger survivors gather into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant chief of the Washington sq. tribe, and Donna, the woman he is secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious life one of the chaos.
But whilst a fellow tribe member discovers a clue which may carry the remedy for the illness, 5 children set out on a life-altering street journey, replacing gunfire with enemy gangs, escaping cults and militias, braving the wilds of the subway--all so that it will keep humankind.
This first novel from acclaimed movie writer/director Chris Weitz is the heart-stopping debut of an action-packed trilogy.

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Good, let’s no longer get into that. We did numerous corpse burning again within the day. detoxification by way of fireplace, Wash known as it. stated a few dudes known as the Zoroastrians used to do it. sure, I spelled that correct. i could now not be all SAT-wordy like Wash and Jeff, yet no approach are they gonna lord it over me, understanding bonus phrases and shit. detoxing by way of fireplace! these have been a few strong instances. Douse a bandanna in Chanel No. five, wear a few sassy red North Face gloves, and heave-ho! Make an incredible pile of our bodies and take a look at to not use an excessive amount of gas and check out to not lose the lunch you didn’t have sufficient of. now not sufficient palms or time to cast off all of the our bodies, notwithstanding. And they’re nonetheless available in the market, hundreds of thousands of them, slowly changing into mulch, pulsing with maggots. it's been a banner 12 months for carrion eaters. desire I didn’t break your urge for food. ’Cause whilst Porky Pig is going down, and people fools from anywhere take off, I’m all, fish fry! And once i am getting relieved from lookout responsibility (I may well act completely slack, however the truth is I’m this sort of strong woman. If in simple terms my academics had recognized! ), I’m down within the sq., nipping at Frank’s heels. He orders a number of our peeps to tie up the carcass through the again legs and hoist it on a tree department, and I’m all, pulled-pork sandwich, please! beef chop, trotters, snout, no matter what, and i'm doing some satisfied dance, yet then— Then I see Jefferson, and he sees me, and he doesn't glance satisfied, and that i keep in mind Wash—he used to be status up there in entrance of all these weapons like a jackass, and that i notice, one-two-three, oh, i am getting it, that’s why… that’s why Jefferson is calling so bummed. Then i believe like an asshole. See, whilst you’re hungry, it’s your belly considering. Like, your belly really pondering. I heard someplace that your belly has as many serotonin receptors as your mind. So we’re like these dinosaurs with brains. We’re like dinosaurs in alternative routes, too. for example, we’re going extinct. Charlie’s favourite dinosaur was once stegosaurus. He had a filled one he known as Spike. cease it. So I detect that Wash used to be attempting to devote suicide via cop—that’s what they used to name it, whilst a few dumbshit could make a decision lifestyles simply wasn’t worthy dwelling (this was once while lifestyles used to be worthy dwelling, brain you) and might come on the police officers along with his gun blazing and strength them to take him out. … Or he simply fairly sought after a McRib sandwich and proposal, What the hell, it’s worthy a shot. I’m type of keen on that, so i'm going to scrub, who’s status via the tree the place they’re hauling up the pig. He’s securing the rope with a trucker hitch to an inclination piece of rebar sunk within the floor. Wash constantly leads through instance. The officer corps of the Pocky. (That’s my lovable identify for the apocalypse. It’s additionally the identify for these yummy eastern sweet sticks. ) I inquire after his reasoning, diplomatically. “So what the fuck was once that, dude? ” He retains tying his fancy knot. Wash: “What was once what? ” Me: “Uh… I don’t understand… lemme see… the half the place you stand in entrance of a number of douche baggage with weapons and dare them to blow your brains out? ” Wash cinches off the knot and shrugs.

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