Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp

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Broadway Books, 1993 - Fiction - 526 pages
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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


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 a 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, 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.

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Funniest Book Ever

User Review  - 1revolter -

Though this is about a youth in revolt it is the most hilarious adult book I have ever read. I got my husband and most friends hooked instantly. My roommate once caught a lady reading over her ... Read full review

The greatest journey you could take.

User Review  - ill read user - Borders

You ever wake up and wonder, god my life sucks. NO? well if you have this book will show you that someone does have it rough out there, even though this is a fiction. I've mange to take a 6 month ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

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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