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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,504 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: April 2011 ISBN: 9781455192090
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Nick Twisp started out an honor student and ended up a fugitive. Youth in Revolt is the three-volume journal 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.

Youth in 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 while vying ardently for the affections of the beauteous Sheeni Saunders, teenage goddess and ultimate intellectual goad.

Youth in Bondage
Nick Twisp is living in a wasteland with his stingy father while the female object of his fantasies is away at school. But when the FBI picks up his trail, Nick must rely on his tough alter ego, François Dillinger.

Youth in Exile
He didn’t intend to burn half of Berkeley to the ground or create a media frenzy or enroll in high school dressed as a woman. However, he did, and it was just part of Nick Twisp’s quest for sex and independence.

He’s smart, he’s horny, he’s resourceful, and he’s on the loose.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An unstintingly hilarious black comedy…Has all the earmarks of a classic.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “With an endless supply of barbs and jokes that make him sound older and smoother than he really is, Nick recounts the details of his daily life in this often-hilarious…work. The story becomes more realistic through Paul Michael Garcia’s inspired delivery as he connects with the protagonist, recalling exactly what it was like to be young. The characters, each as annoying yet oddly likable as the last, are delivered by Garcia sounding true to form.”

    AudioFile

  • Youth in Revolt is sophomorically hilarious, appealing to the smart aleck within.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 1/30/2014

    " This book came to me with glowing reviews, but it didn't live up to them. The main character, a 14-year-old with a raging hard-on focused on The Love of His Life and nursing an ego that could bring down an airliner, was hilariously devilish in the first part. Unfortunately, in the second part, he crossed several lines that made me hate him ... and the book. By the third part, the book just got weird -- although the teen managed to somewhat redeem himself in my eyes. And the ending was just "meh". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 1/23/2014

    " In my all time top five. Can't recommend enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 1/20/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book when I was in high school. Were I to read it again now I may or may not like it as much. I'm guessing no. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin | 1/15/2014

    " This was an entertaining read in it's own special way. I enjoyed it and read it quickly but some parts did become annoying. It seems to go on a little too far although the story does keep you interested. I just found myself becoming bored at parts and having to pick something else up. Another problem with Youth in Revolt is the constant use of unnecessarily large words. However, other than that, I would recommend checking this book out for a look into the odd and funny life and sexual maturity of a smart teenager and his interesting friends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany Clem | 1/13/2014

    " This has got to be one of my all-time favorite books! The fact that they finally made it into a movie was just AMAZING to me! :) I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meg | 1/13/2014

    " Not bad, not great. It's pretty long and just kind of ends without a big conclusion--as if leaving it open for a sequel. FYI: The movie is awful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethy | 1/7/2014

    " I cried with laughter throughout the entire story. One of my favorite books of all time "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenna | 12/5/2013

    " I stuck it out to page 500 and feel I should receive some sort of a award. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clodpated | 11/28/2013

    " This rating reflects the time and place in which I read this. Still, I'd hit it. Shit's hot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 11/18/2013

    " 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 Kirsten | 11/7/2013

    " Excellent book about a young man going through adolescence, in Northern California, Nick Twisp is one messed up dude. Also, takes place in Ukiah, CA. Movie coming out sometime this year, can't wait. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 11/2/2013

    " Hillarious story. You love this kid, ya kinda hate him too, ya even want to be him, maybe a little. Definitely a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthew | 7/22/2013

    " A great read at 16. Ten years later, not so much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clint | 7/4/2013

    " Salinger-esque, this was one of my favorite books in like 9th grade. I've reread it at least a dozen times since and it always puts a smile on my face. I'm so happy they're finally making it into a movie. Michael Cera is going to be brilliant! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenda Ray | 6/6/2013

    " This is quite a tome but definitely worth the read. The main character has problem after problem, all because of his love for a girl. First love syndrome on a hyperbolic scale. It's written as an ongoing journal and is quite comedic so if that's your type of read, check this out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 5/2/2013

    " Funniest book ever. The humor is dark, witty, dirty, and dangerous throughout. I believe we all have a little bit of Nick Twisp/Francois/Carlotta, and even Sheeni Saunders in us at certain points in our lives. Everyone should have a copy on their bookshelf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 3/28/2013

    " I read this back in high school but I remember really enjoying it. I still have my copy and am considering reading it again to see if my adult self will still appreciate the adolescent sex-driven storyline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 12/18/2012

    " loved this book....the movie does it no justice..dont even bother watching it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 12/16/2012

    " i think this book almost made me pee. about 35 times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 3/10/2012

    " Every page is filled with brilliance. Humor and brilliance. I adore this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 5/19/2011

    " This cult classic is without a doubt the funniest and most bizzare coming of age book I have had the pleasure of reading. A laugh out loud classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonna | 5/7/2011

    " Crude and overly pelvis driven. Every character, including our hero is an oversexed idiot. That being said, it had many funny moments, my favorites being the evolution of the Chevy Nova. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey | 10/26/2010

    " Funniest book I've ever read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Holly | 10/2/2010

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 9/10/2010

    " Great book, very witty, although unrealistic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catharine | 7/25/2010

    " Hilarious diary of a perverted 14 year old boy. One of the best books I've ever read and would suggest it to anyone... except maybe my mom. It gets a little, how you say, vivid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaye | 5/17/2009

    " Ridiculous, in a good way. Crazy teenage narrator who keeps doing those stupid things teenage boys do, and gets away with it. I'm somewhat ashamed to admit I couldn't put this down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jameel Khan | 3/20/2009

    " This is one of the occasions of the movie being better than the book. The main character in the book is not near as likeable as in the movie. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Paul Michael Garcia, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and former company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, received his classical training in theater from Southern Oregon University, where he worked as an actor, director, and designer.