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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:
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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.”


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


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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