Youth in Revolt

Youth in Revolt

The Journals of Nick Twisp

Book - 1995
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The hilarious, take-no-prisoners novel about a cynical, sex-obsessed teenager's pining love for an intelligent girl--the basis for the major motion picture starring Michael Cera

Youth in Revolt is 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, 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.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 1995, c1993.
ISBN: 9780767931243
0767931246
Characteristics: 498, 28 p. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Journals of Nick Twisp

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Winnipeg1
Jul 16, 2011

I'm sure it's just me, but I didn't get it. Not funny, not original. To me. Recommendation: don't bother.

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lilwordworm
Mar 11, 2011

It is very funny. Awkward teenage boy and his shenanigans. If I were a teenage boy, I think I would be a lot like Nick Twisp - sarcastic as sin and full of hilarious ideas.

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macierules
Mar 28, 2010

I only picked up this book to read because I liked Michael Cera's face staring at me from the cover. Nick Twisp didn't amuse me as much as Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole, but I did find it entertaining. The plot was vulgar; the language was fine. I don't recommend any 53-year-old woman getting inside a 14-year-old male's brain.

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meaghanking
Jan 16, 2010

This is easily one of the funniest books I've ever had the pleasure of reading. Nick Twisp (along with his alter ego François) is the hero of post-modern, too-smart, sex-crazed teenagers everywhere. The sheer cheek of this book, with all of its ridiculously over-blown vocabulary and all-too-accurate descriptions of what teenaged boys really think about 99% of the time, makes it an absolutely delicious read.

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