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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,497 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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This hilarious, take-no-prisoners novel about a cynical, sex-obsessed teenager’s pining love for an intelligent girl is now a major motion picture from Dimension Films starring Michael Cera.

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

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The funniest book you’ll read this year.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “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.”


  • “Sophomorically hilarious, appealing to the smart aleck within.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Leah | 2/18/2014

    " Have to read it. So fun and funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lori | 1/26/2014

    " Worth it in the end if you can put yourself through the vulgarity of being inside a teenage boy's head. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nora | 1/20/2014

    " A friend bought me this and made me swear to read it. And at times, I both cursed and thanked him in my head. I've rarely wanted to punch a narrator as often as I wanted to punch Nick Twisp, but I tore through this massive coming-of-age trainwreck in a few short days, as my friend swore to me I would. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nicole | 1/15/2014

    " A laugh-out-loud, roll-in-your-seat, heart-felt piece of literature. I enjoyed every second of this book and had such a hard time putting it down. It brought me back to those horrific adolescent years--except I lacked the veracity of Nick Twisp...or shall I say Carlotta? You must pick up this book and enjoy it to it's fullest. "

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