By Stephan Lee
Updated April 09, 2012 at 05:49 PM EDT

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:

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