Youth in Revolt
The Journals of Nick Twisp
By C. D. Payne
Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780767931243, 498pp.
Publication Date: November 3, 2009
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SIX MONTHS IN THE LIFE OF THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS TEENAGER
"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.