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Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp

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ISBN13: 9780385481960
ISBN10: 0385481969
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The hilarious, take-no-prisoners novel about a cynical, sex-obsessed teenager's pining love for an intelligent girl — now a major motion picture from Dimension Films starring Michael Cera.

He didn't intend to burn half of Berkeley to the ground, or create a media frenzy by faking his best friend's suicide, or enroll in high school dressed as an elderly Italian woman. However, he did. Nick Twisp started out an honor student and ended up a fugitive.

Youth in Revolt is the journals of Nick Twisp, California's most precocious diarist, whose ongoing struggles to make sense out of high school, deal with his divorced parents, and lose his virginity result in his transformation from an unassuming fourteen-year-old to modern youth in open revolt. As his family splinters, worlds collide, and the police block all routes out of town, Nick must cope with economic deprivation, homelessness, the gulag of the public schools, a competitive Type-A father, murderous canines (in triplicate), and an inconvenient hair trigger on his erectile response — all while vying ardently for the affections of the beauteous Sheeni Saunders, teenage goddess and ultimate intellectual goad.

He's smart, he's horny, he's resourceful, and he's on the loose. Youth in Revolt is Nick Twisp's own story.

Review:

"[F]ulfills every teen fantasy from great sex to independent wealth." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Totally unsentimental and extremely funny....This hilariously cynical sex farce about bright teenagers combines creaky Shakespearean plot twists with real insights about growing up in the present chaos." Oregonian

Review:

"One of those rare works of incredible comic precision, like A Confederacy of Dunces." Berkeley Express

Review:

"An unstintingly hilarious black comedy...has all the hallmarks of a classic." Los Angeles Times

About the Author

C.D. Payne is also the author of the novels Revolting Youth, Civic Beauties, Cut to the Twisp, Frisco Pigeon Mambo, Young and Revolting, and Revoltingly Young. He lives in Sonoma County.

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jcalla, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by jcalla)
I first read this book when I was in High School and it was like reading Catcher in the Rye for a newer, more cynical generation. Even as the story gets more and more absurd, Payne never loses sight of the character of Nick Twisp and his crazy antics to win over a girl. This is a truly great book.
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jcalla, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by jcalla)
I first read this book when I was in High School and it was like reading Catcher in the Rye for a newer, more cynical generation. Even as the story gets more and more absurd, Payne never loses sight of the character of Nick Twisp and his crazy antics to win over a girl. This is a truly great book.
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LitLover21, April 27, 2009 (view all comments by LitLover21)
When I began reading this I was soon reminded of another book I had read by Rob Thomas, titled "Rats Saw God". The stories have similarities in the sense that they kind of capture the not-so-innocent side of youth. Within the first few pages most would probably perceive Nick Twisp to be somewhat pretentious and precocious, but in reality, Nick Twisp is a undeniably lovable protagonist. And the use of ridiculously large words along with his lewd behavior, and erotic thoughts towards that girl he pines for make for a very entertaining literary adventure.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385481960
Author:
Payne, C. D.
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Youth
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Movie or Television Tie-In
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
176
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.22x6.14x1.37 in. 1.23 lbs.

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Product details 512 pages Main Street Books - English 9780385481960 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "[F]ulfills every teen fantasy from great sex to independent wealth." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Totally unsentimental and extremely funny....This hilariously cynical sex farce about bright teenagers combines creaky Shakespearean plot twists with real insights about growing up in the present chaos."
"Review" by , "One of those rare works of incredible comic precision, like A Confederacy of Dunces."
"Review" by , "An unstintingly hilarious black comedy...has all the hallmarks of a classic."
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