Author: Chris Weitz
Series: The Young World Trilogy #1
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: July 29th, 2014
Date Read: July 6th, 2014
Point of View: Dual (Jefferson & Donna)
Writing: First Person | Present Tense
Setting: New York
Genre: Young Adult | Post Apocalyptic (Pandemic)
In a Nut Shell...
The storyline was promising, but it turned out to be rather messy and annoying.
Advance Reader Copy provided by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
The story was told from 2 POV's. I didn't have much problem with Jefferson's POV at first, but Donna's POV kind of annoyed me from the get-go. 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.
In short, it wasn't the book for me. I didn't enjoy reading it after reading about 30% of it. I think some people might enjoy it, though, if they don't might a book that the characters talk on and on and on and on....