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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: January 2010 ISBN: 9781455194247
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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.”

    AudioFile

  • “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 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 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 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 Jackelyn Riley | 1/9/2014

    " This book was absolutely hilarious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 meredith ann | 1/8/2014

    " i hated every character in this book. i found it ridiculous. yet i couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zabet | 1/5/2014

    " I have a fondness for the absolutely absurd, and this book delivers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jared Busch | 1/2/2014

    " another disappointment. I loved it for the first 200 pages, but when the story just became more and more improbable and ridiculous I lost interest. Maybe I missed the point. Maybe I don't care. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 12/30/2013

    " I liked this book because it made me reach for the dictionary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kym | 12/30/2013

    " This was so funny, charming, and well-written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allie | 12/7/2013

    " 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 Quentinloca | 11/19/2013

    " Never before have I finished a book and immediately started reading it again. Absolutely loved this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Holly | 11/5/2013

    " I picked up this up based on a review from a bookstore employee. It's awful. A serious editing job might have made it a more engaging read. The first 100 pages were pretty good but after that just turns into a NEVER ENDING series of madcap antics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 10/13/2013

    " I was really struck by the similarities between this book and the early Adrian Mole series. I always enjoyed Adrian Mole's teen angst, and I enjoyed Nick Twisp's as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana | 9/28/2013

    " What a waste. A perfect reminder that I don't miss being a teenager. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam Snyder | 8/28/2012

    " The book is hilarious. The movie did it a great injustice. I really identified with Nick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber Bua | 8/9/2012

    " A wildly entertaining book, however it could have been about 200 pages shorter. I get it, the kid is an asshole. Still worth a read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 6/2/2012

    " This book is pretty darn funny! I'm now currious to see the movie version. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 2/3/2012

    " Although I later realized it rips off the Adrian Mole diaries, this book was a complete delight when I first read it. People who love this book are my favorite people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Perry | 11/15/2011

    " This is piss your pants funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 10/24/2011

    " still the book that made me laugh outloud the hardest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie Frazier | 9/30/2011

    " Amazing. Might be the only book I've ever read where I felt out-of-breath... Reading as fast I could just to stay in place. This harrowing tale of fictional adolescence is worth every minute. I definitely recommend reading the trilogy of three books, especially if you can't handle cliff hangers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ollie Murphy | 8/15/2011

    " I read this in high school. It's a bit immature at times, but still pretty funny. I think it's really written for teenagers, but adults could probably enjoy it too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 7/9/2011

    " Absurd! Hilarious! Vocabular-ly spectacular! Perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stuart | 6/30/2011

    " Easily the funniest book I have ever read! It came out in a movie, and as usual, the movie cannot do the book justice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 6/22/2011

    " It's definitely not the normal teen book with the way the main characters talks.
    It was entertaining.
    B "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 5/21/2011

    " I am neutral about this book. I almost didn't really like it but I can understand why a lot of people do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 5/4/2011

    " I enjoyed every second of reading this nearly 500 page novel. Definitely a book I would recommend to any soul with a sense of humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 4/25/2011

    " Witty, laugh-out-loud funny, and beautifully structured. It took everything I had to put it down. On my list of best books ever written. so much better than the movie, which I thought highly improbable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ali | 4/4/2011

    " I was worried at first -- there's lots of masturbation and zit-popping going on on this book -- but the action is so ridiculous-in-a-good-way and the dialogue so hilarious that it makes it easy to shrug off the ickiness. You may not learn anything about yourself, but it's a fun, smart read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 3/19/2011

    " The only reason I gave this book such a high rating is because I was just so thoroughly entertained. It's not anything profound or especially literary, but it was one of the most entertaining books I've read this year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaymie | 3/8/2011

    " I didn't know what to expect when I found this book at a used booksale. I'm so glad I picked it up. A hilarious black comedy, C.D. Payne took me back 20 years to my teenage years, wishing I was part of Nick Twisp's adventures. "

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