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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,501 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. D. Payne Narrator: Paul Michael Garcia Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Journals of Nick Twisp Release Date:
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Welcome to the world 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. In Youth in Revolt, the first volume of Nick’s journals, we witnessed his transition from young literary hacker to rebel with a libidinous cause as he attempted to win teen goddess Sheeni Saunders. In Youth in Bondage, the second volume of Nick’s journals, we find him stuck in Sheeni’s hometown of Ukiah, living like an indentured servant with his penny-pinching father while his paramour and her boyfriend are away at school in Santa Cruz. But trouble finds Nick again when the FBI picks up his trail and he must rely on the cahones of his tough alter ego, François Dillinger.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stacy | 2/19/2014

    " This was so funny! Poor Nick Twisp just kept digging himself deeper and deeper. Lie after lie after lie... to the readers hilarious benefit. I'm very much looking forward to watching the movie now! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/18/2014

    " Nick Twisp is the perfect teen cult anti-hero. Physically awkward and mediocre at almost everything - this is his diary as he turns 14. The characters and humor make this book shine, but the situations are so over the top that I had a hard time connecting. I mean a fire that burns down several local businesses in Oakland?? I don't think I am giving anything away here, the real punch line is not that the fire happens, it is how the fire happens. Between the fire, the faked suicide and the romantic relationships I found any sliver of credibility lacking. I would have a hard time recommending this to most teens, and while I can see the cult status, it is a little dated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Allie | 2/14/2014

    " I read this book for the first time back in high school (10+ years ago)and it's always been in the back of my mind as one of the funniest books I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leah | 2/14/2014

    " This book keeps me in stitches!! It is so witty and dry. The kid in the book can't see past his hormones. I think they have made a movie of this book. "

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About the Author

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.