Youth in Revolt : The Journals of Nick Twisp, Book 1

C. D. Payne

Richard Powers (Narrator)

01-01-07

8hrs 22min

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01-01-07

8hrs 22min

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Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Humor

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“The funniest book you’ll read this year.” Los Angeles Times

This hilarious, take-no-prisoners novel about a cynical, sex-obsessed teenager's pining love for an intelligent girl is now a major motion picture from Dimension Films starring Michael Cera.

Youth in Revolt brings us 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 (in triplicate), and an inconvenient hair trigger on his erectile response—all the while vying ardently for the affections of the beauteous Sheeni Saunders, teenage goddess and ultimate intellectual goad.

Praise

“The funniest book you’ll read this year.” Los Angeles Times

“Fans of Salinger will especially appreciate the candid voice and vivid memories of this story.” Midwest Book Review

“C. D. Payne has penned a take-no-prisoners book, and Paul Michael Garcia is the perfect reader for it…Garcia has a little smirk in his tone that perfectly underscores the actions of young Mr. Twisp.” AudioFile

“Sophomorically hilarious, appealing to the smart aleck within.” Booklist

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Language English
Release Day Dec 31, 2006
Release Date January 1, 2007
Number in Series 1
Series Display String The Journals of Nick Twisp
Release Date Machine 1167609600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children's Books, Biographies, Humor, Children/YA
Author Bio
C. D. Payne

C. D. Payne is the author of six humorous novels, including Young and Revolting: The Continental Journals of Nick Twisp and Revolting Young: The Journals of Nick Twisp's Younger Brother. A graduate of Harvard, he lives in California.

Narrator Bio
Richard Powers

Richard Powers has published thirteen novels. He is a MacArthur Fellow and received the National Book Award. His book, The Overstory, won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.

Overview

This hilarious, take-no-prisoners novel about a cynical, sex-obsessed teenager's pining love for an intelligent girl is now a major motion picture from Dimension Films starring Michael Cera.

Youth in Revolt brings us 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 (in triplicate), and an inconvenient hair trigger on his erectile response—all the while vying ardently for the affections of the beauteous Sheeni Saunders, teenage goddess and ultimate intellectual goad.

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