After being immensely impressed by [b:The Death of Grass|941731|The Death of Grass|John Christopher|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1309962069s/941731.jpg|797220] by [a:John Christopher|2001324|John Christopher|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1223822566p2/2001324.jpg], I decided to start his "Tripods" series right away.
Although the primary target for this series are the readers in the young-adult category, it is so unlike today's young-adult books where the post-apocalyptic/dystopian scenario just serves as an inconsequential and poorly developed background for a cheesy romance between hormonally charged teens.
[b:The White Mountains|64316|The White Mountains (The Tripods, #1)|John Christopher|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1369086102s/64316.jpg|197262] introduces us to the thirteen year old teen protagonist, Will, and we follow him on his journey towards the White Mountains which is considered the only safe haven as well as the only resistance against the Tripods.
The book is short, dedicated to its plot and leaves the reader with a promise of something even more exciting, action-packed and grand in the succeeding books of the series.
I would definitely read the remaining two books - [b:The City of Gold and Lead|64338|The City of Gold and Lead (The Tripods, #2)|John Christopher|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327902243s/64338.jpg|62458] and [b:The Pool of Fire|80491|The Pool of Fire (The Tripods, #3)|John Christopher|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1326326563s/80491.jpg|1042354] - as well as the prequel [b:When the Tripods Came|80493|When the Tripods Came (The Tripods, #0)|John Christopher|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1346502919s/80493.jpg|98287] in near future.