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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 Garci Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Journals of Nick Twisp Release Date:
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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. His ongoing struggles to make sense out of high school, deal with his divorced parents, and lose his virginity have resulted in his transformation from an unassuming, precocious fourteen year old to a modern youth in open revolt.

Now, in the concluding volume of Nick’s hilarious journals, we find him reenrolled in high school disguised as a girl, avoiding the eye of the law while fending off passes from undiscerning boys. The long-delayed resolution of his quest to win teen goddess Sheeni Saunders and achieve independence will fulfill every teenage fantasy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Set in the cultural wasteland of trailer-park northern California, the episodic plot involves arson, car theft, police brutality and more.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Recommended for adults and mature young adult readers is this collection of journals from one Nick Twisp, who in Holden Caufield-style narrates his coming of age, his concerns about sex, and his awakening views of the world. 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.”


  • “Payne obviously has a vivid and ribald recollection of adolescence.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeremiah | 2/19/2014

    " it's a silly, over the top,sometimes shocking, coming of age tale that made me laugh many times over. Well written, witty, and warm. If you can just take it for what it is you'll have a great ride. Warning not for the super serious. Otherwise enjoy!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Andy | 2/12/2014

    " The most needlessly long book I think I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Billie Ann Tomei | 1/29/2014

    " OK. So I didn't actually finish the book. But I saw the movie?? :) If that counts, then it was (would be) a great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jackelyn Riley | 1/9/2014

    " This book was absolutely hilarious. "

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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.