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Chris Weitz Books In Order

Publication Order of Young World Trilogy Books

The Young World (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Order (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Chris Weitz is an American writer from America, who is well known for his works in the Young Adult and Comedy genres. He was born on November 30, 1969 in the New York City, New York, United States. Apart from writing novels, Chris likes to do screen-writing for films along with film direction and production. The most notable works of Chris include The Young World Trilogy and a few other short stories. He is very well known for working on the comedy films About a Boy and American Pie, along with his brother Paul Weitz. Chris has directed films which were adapted from the novels The Golden Compass and New Moon from the Twilight series of books.

Chris has been nominated for the Oscar Award for his work as a writer and director. Chris Weitz was born to John Weitz, who was a novelist and fashion designer from Berlin and Susan Kohner, who was an actress by profession. Even his grandmother was an actress from Mexico while his grandfather was a producer. Weitz’s maternal grandfather and father were Jewish by religion, whereas his grandmother was a Catholic. In spite of the mix religious background, he was raised in a nonreligious environment. Chris often describes himself as a Catholic and Buddhist. He attended the St Paul’s School in the city of London and later went on to graduate from the Trinity College in Cambridge with a degree in English Literature. Chris is married to a Cuban-Mexican lady named Mercedes Martinez. They got married in the year 2006 and have a son named Sebastian.

Chris started his career as a co-writer for an animated film in the year 1998. The following year, he produced and directed the film American Pie along with his brother. The film brought huge success for Chris as he moved ahead to become the executive producer of the sequels of the film. It was followed by About a Boy, this film was also written and directed by Chris and his brother Paul. The film was nominated for the Academy Award in the Best Adapted Screenplay category. Chris is currently working on several projects, including the adoption of the Elric saga written by Michael Moorock. He used to enjoy reading the saga as a child. He has also worked on a series of documentary films along with the journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas. In the early 2015, Chrs wrote the screenplay of the movie called Cinderella which was adapted from the novel of the same name. He has been hired to write the script of the first standalone film of the Star Wars series.

The first novel written by Chris Weitz in The Young World Trilogy was titled ‘The Young World. The novel was published by the Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in the year 2014. The plot of the novel is set in Ne York and deals with the story of teens who rule the city. The opening line of the novels reads, Welcome to New York, a city which is ruled by teens. The plot of the novel opens with a mysterious Sickness spread across the city of New York. The Sickness has wiped of the major population the city, leaving behind a few young teenagers as survivors.

The teenagers assemble together to form tribes and run them tightly to avoid chaos and survive the increasing tension sin the city of New York. One of the teenagers was Jefferson, who was the reluctant leader of the tribe named Washington Square. He was in love with a girl named Donna, secretly. The two of them have carved put their way among the chaos to exist precariously. Soon, a fellow member of the tribe discovers a clue which was believed to be the cure for the widespread Sickness. Believing the clue to be effective against the Sickness, five teenage members of the tribe set out on a road journey which was going to be a life-altering trip.

On their way, they get involved in gunfire battles with the enemy gangs. The escape the cults and criminals bravely, in their attempt to find the cure for the Sickness. Their journey for saving the humankind is filled with wild subways that they cross over bravely and with full determination. The second novel of the series was titled ‘The New Order’ and was published in the year 2015 by the Little, Brown books for Young Readers. The novel is a continuation of the first novel of the series and shows the life of Jefferson and Donna, who try to move ahead in their life after finding the cure for the Sickness that took the lives of the majority of the population of the New York city. At the end of the first novel, Jefferson and Donna had survived various troubles in their road journey and came out alive with the cure for the Sickness.

At first, they believed that they were the only ones left who survived the Sickness. But, soon they realize that they were wrong and try to bring the cure for Sickness back to the city of New York. Due to some unexpected turn of events at the end of the first book of the series, Jefferson and Donna get separated. In the introductory plot of this novel, Jefferson is shown returning to New York City in his Washington Square tribe, with the cure for the Sickness while Donna moves to England. She finds the place to be an unimaginable new world. The plot of the novel develops around the happenings in the lives of the two characters in their new worlds without each other. The novel shows the glimpses of Jefferson and Donna reuniting again in order to avoid disasters greater than the Sickness.

Chris has done a great job in describing the characters vividly and developing the sequences of the novel in an interesting manner. Due to this, the novel became successful in keeping the readers on the edge of their seat and keeping them interested till the very end of the novel. The success of the novel series added to the prosperity to the career of Chris Weitz. His film career received a great boost from the wide appreciations by the readers and critics alike. His novels showed a lot of promise. People like the fascinating idea of a world ruled by the teens. The readers also appreciated the character oriented stories of the novel series.

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