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 14-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 while vying ardently for the affections of the beauteous Sheeni Saunders, teenage goddess and ultimate intellectual goad. He's smart, he's horny, he's resourceful, and he's on the loose.
Movie tie-in alert: A film adaptation starring Michael Cera (Juno, Superbad) with Justin Long, Steve Buscemi, and Ray Liotta has been announced for January 8, 2010 by the Weinstein Company.
"An unstintingly hilarious black comedy....has all the earmarks of a classic." (Los Angeles Times)
"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)
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