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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: January 2010 ISBN: 9781455188086
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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.”

    AudioFile

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

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan Schmitz | 1/9/2014

    " I laughed so damn hard during this, I had to reread most of what I was told I wasn't allowed to read it in bed because I disturbed my GF. This is easily one of my favorite books ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ella Noll | 1/6/2014

    " Although I wasn't rolling on the floor laughing like many readers of this book say they were, I thought it was pretty humorous. The situations Nick kept getting into got worse and worse until it was almost cliche. Even though I might not recommend this book to my friends, it was definitely worth my time and I'm glad I read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathleen | 12/31/2013

    " This book is hilarious. I was so excited when I heard they were making a movie based on it. The movie is certainly not as entertaining as the book, which gets so ridiculous, you wonder how anyone could have even imagined such a story line. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 12/28/2013

    " This would be your average akward horny teenager story if not for the sophisticated use of language by the protagonist. The combination of the two is hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/28/2013

    " One of the funniest books I have read... I think this is the only book that I have read twice so far. I still have not seen the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 12/28/2013

    " re-reading so I can refresh my memory before the film starring Michael Cera comes out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 12/23/2013

    " Weird, unbelieveable, couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krissy | 12/12/2013

    " Funniest book ever!! Second in line is Me Talk Pretty One Day. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Allie | 12/4/2013

    " I bought this book after watching the movie, which I thought was hilarious and a fun time. The book, though, was really incredibly hard to get into and after putting it down and not picking it back up for about 5 months I've decided to sell it and just give up on it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 11/24/2013

    " So I read this at the request of my husband and thought I would think it was stupid, but it's actually really funny. Keep it mind it's written from the perspective of a horny teen boy so it's definitely vulgar, but very true at times! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lollipopwater Norton | 11/15/2013

    " Precocious and ridiculous and funny. I couldn't get enough of the dialogue between Nick and Sheeni. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angi | 11/12/2013

    " This book is hilarious. Once you get past the 14-year old main character's obsession with sex - and you do get used to it - this book is a total hoot. The characters, the plot twists - a very refreshing change!! I loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 11/1/2013

    " One of the funniest books I've read. Was recommended by my boyfriend and so glad I read it. One of the few books that actually makes me laugh out loud. Highly recommend this to those who have a twisted sense of humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 11/1/2013

    " This book was absolutely hilarious and smart. I loved every page of it, and I was very sad when I had finished it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ana | 10/22/2013

    " I didn't finish it. I guess I can't relate to being a teenage boy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan Rostron | 10/15/2013

    " Though (or because?) it consists mostly of teenage angst and sexual frustration, this is on of the funniest books I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa Serna | 9/21/2013

    " 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 Binswangers | 9/19/2013

    " crude, stupid, immature, over the top- i actually laughed out loud several times. a guilty pleasure book i am too afraid to recommend to friends. i loved it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike Lawson | 8/7/2013

    " In Ten Words: "Perks Of Being A Wallflower" plus violence and 180 pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzy | 6/2/2013

    " Equal doses of awkward and hilarious. Do teenage boys REALLY think like this?! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 11/18/2012

    " Everyone needs to pick this one up...its flat out fucking hysterical!! And PS for all of you who need a push....The movie is coming out this fall, featuring Michael Cera. Yayyyyyyyyyy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 9/14/2012

    " Laugh out loud-HILARIOUS. If you've seen the movie, do not judge this book based on it. What makes the book so funny is his inner-monologue, which did not translate well at all on film. Read the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jared Busch | 6/24/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 5/5/2012

    " This was my bible during high school. I read, read, and reread it. Imagine my surprise when my husband brought home the sequel......I'M SO EXCITED. Time to take a trip back down memory lane. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 4/13/2012

    " I listened to this as a book on CD. So funny! I loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariel | 12/13/2011

    " Laugh out loud funny, as are all of C.D. Payne's novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 8/29/2011

    " VERY long-winded, very funny novel about a horny, pretentious boy doing outrageous things to win the heart of an equally pretentious crush. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clodpated | 7/15/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Very | 6/16/2011

    " Crazy long but lots of fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 6/9/2011

    " Unsurprising, the second installment in the Nick Twisp Journals does not disappoint. It will make you laugh out loud. You will not be able to put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 1/4/2011

    " A must-read companion to Youth in Revolt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ty | 5/25/2010

    " Not as long as I would have hoped for, but still an excellent read. You'd think that a 7 year break between books might produce something better, but hey, what can you do? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 4/21/2010

    " A very quick and entertaining read. I was glad to read more about Nick Twisp after the abrupt ending of the first book. I did have some issues with the end of this one, but I really liked the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 3/1/2010

    " Brought a little less to the table than "Youth In Revolt" but still pretty darn funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 2/11/2010

    " If you like the Youth in Revolt this short sequel indulges you in the further adventures of Nick Twisp and doesn't disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnpaul | 2/8/2010

    " Not as funny as the first, but still worth it.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lara | 1/29/2010

    " Not as funny as the first book, but still made me laugh "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/10/2010

    " This book is ridiculous. About halfway through I got really angry about Nicks new diguise, but I was over that about 5 pages later. These books are so well written and wild, that I can't stay mad for long- no matter what happens. Also, dump Sheeni! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eileen | 12/24/2009

    " I really loved Youth in Revolt, but I didn't find this book as compelling. It was still a fun read, just not as great as the original. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Buck | 12/21/2009

    " A continuation of the 100 MPH steam roller that is Nick Twisp's life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 9/30/2009

    " Not for everyone, but it supposedly will be a miniseries on MTV. [return][return]Sequel toYouth in Revolt which had an underground cult following, especially after the self-published book was picked up by Doubleday. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan | 8/30/2009

    " Still fun but Nick's shtick is starting to get pretty weird and abstract. I would read the third book, but I'm not expecting much from the third in the series. "

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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.