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Chris Weitz is best known for directing and co-directing movies like American Pie (1999), About a Boy (2002), The Golden Compass (2007), and Twilight: New Moon (2009). In his first novel, The Young World (2014), he follows the latter two movies into the underworlds of YA fiction, depicting New York City in a not-so-distant future when all the adults have died and the responsibilities of staying civilized have fallen squarely on the shoulders of the teens who have survived them. The book is the first in a trilogy--though, as you'll quickly figure out, we're not sure we'll return for books two and three.

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In the episode, we also make reference to the following texts:

00:00. Chris Weitz's films
02:05. About a Boy (the movie)
02:45. About a Boy (the book by Nick Hornby)
04:40. The Golden Compass (Phillip Pullman)
05:05. Novels by as actors or musicians: Wildwood (Colin Meloy & Carson Ellis) & A Vision of Fire (Gillian Anderson)
06:00. Twilight series (Stephanie Meyer)
06:35. Hello, Darling, Are You Working? (Rupert Everett)
13:10. Law & Order (TV show)
14:15. Twilight series (again)
15:10. Percy Jackson & Kane Chronicles series (Rick Riordan)
17:45. Norman Rockwell
17:50. Logan's Run & The Road Warriors (movies)
18:55. The Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
21:10. The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
26:40. The Giver (Lois Lowry)
26:55. The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
28:35. The Hunger Games (again)
28:45. Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling)
29:25. History of triologies: Hunger Games, Divergent series (Veronica Roth), Matched (Ally Condie), Uglies  (Scott Westerfeld), Oedipus cycle (Sophocles), Godfather, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Spider-Man, X-Men
30:55. The Lord of the Rings series (J.R. Tolkien)
31:40. Twilight (movies) & Hunger Games (movies)
37:05. Twilight (book, yet again)
38:10. The Cat who Covered the World (Christopher S. Wren)
42:15. The Cuckoo's Calling (J.K. Rowling)

As a reminder, in the month of September we are challenging ourselves to read only books that are currently in our possession (or already requested at the library). Let us know if you'll be joining us by leaving a comment on Podbean, Facebook, iTunes, or our new LitWit group at Goodreads. We hope you'll get in touch with us, and happy reading!

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