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 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


8 thoughts on “Youth in Revolt (Compilation): Youth in Revolt, Youth in Bondage, and Youth in Exile

  1. evedroid evedroid says:

    My favourite ever book Read it in Hungarian years and years ago, then bumped into the film on boyfriend s DVD rack Film is rubbish, sorry then he mentioned he d read it too Him, who doesn t like to read At all So ordered it for his birthday last year and he loves it Ain t gonna lie, I read it again too.Now it s time for his birthday again, so ordering the rest of the saga Only discovered there is , not long ago Big up Received earlier than the expected date Ta very much


  2. hometrainer-tests.de Customer hometrainer-tests.de Customer says:

    Good present


  3. zubzub zubzub says:

    excellent


  4. Raymond Marr Raymond Marr says:

    Wasn t my thing, just didn t like the writing style for whatever reason.


  5. Marta Marta says:

    I ve came across this book by a sheer accident A friend just showed me a film that he found absolutely amusing and I got really into it, and only later I came to know that it was based on a novel It happened to be Youth in Revolt The Journals of Nick Twisp.It s a 1993 novel by a newly made writer of absurdist fiction and a Harvard graduate by the way and without any doubt it uses a lot of absurd and black humour.It is a story of a teenage boy who only turns 14 in few first pages and writes down pretty much everything about his life Nick is of above average intelligence, shares his life between divorced parents and best friend, and wishes to find sexual relief Being on summer holidays, he falls in love with beautiful, clever and volatile Sheeni And then most of the absurdity happens, including burning down half of a home town.What really got me in this book it is this absurdity of adolescence and all the teenagers problems zoomed in, enlarged and taken to an absolute extreme It tells about all this things you thought you d do if there was no human rights, no police, no responsibility the day after And I really wanted my 15 year old brother to read it, as he just fell in love for the first time.


  6. KMrichley KMrichley says:

    This is definitely the best book I ve read, If you ve watched the film first and liked it but wanted it to tell you , buy this book.I wasn t too sure whether I would like the dairy set up of the book but it adds a personal touch.This book is most definitely aimed at guys tho, If your a girl I wouldn t recommend it, due to its male ego humour.It s a pretty huge book, so much happens, much than in the film I now see how all those people were write when saying I should read the Harry Potter books.I am almost finished with the book and It s safe to say I m not looking forward to book ending, It s been secret haven for me to seclude myself away in.Thats all I have to say.go get ittt.


  7. hometrainer-tests.de Customer hometrainer-tests.de Customer says:

    It was a great book but the delivery took a month from anerica


  8. A. Ross A. Ross says:

    When I was an adolescent turning into teen, I greatly enjoyed British author Sue Townsend s series which began with The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3 4 I recently came across Payne s book and thought it might be an enjoyable American example of the same coming of young age fictional diary format What I discovered after 500 pages was an incredibly derivative piece of work with none of the heart of that series, and a fraction of the humor trumpeted by many reviewers.First, the parallels Adrian Mole and Nick Twisp are both male diarists nearing their 14th birthday and thus obsessed with sex They share a similar lower middle class upbringing, both have chaotic home lives, with parents breaking up, losing jobs, having sex with others, and both are nerdy eggheads Most importantly, they share a common catalyst the need to capture the heart of a beautiful, smart girl who is also being pursued by a wealthier and better looking rival in love But while Townsend goes for a fairly realistic portrayal of the heartbreaking, but often funny growing pains of youth, Payne goes for wildly unrealistic, over the top machinations and schemes worthy of the lamest teen movie It s the same effect as when Hollywood remakes a foreign film We love the story, but we re going to punch it up with a few chases, some explosions, and definitely a lot sex And check this out, there s going to be a hilarious running gag where the hero keeps getting interrupted just before he loses his virginity The story starts off well, establishing Nick as a bitter teenager with an unrealistically sophisticated vocabulary, even for an egghead with some funny things to say However, it doesn t take long before zany plots are hatched and any pretensions of reality are jettisoned Of course, one madcap plot only serves as the catalyst for the next even wackier plot, and the story becomes an exercise in slogging through to find out how far fetched these escalations will get The answer is very, but sadly the journey is not as funny as others would have you believe Nick s journal style is tedious by page ten, and the antics are unlikely to amuse many readers over the age of 16.The substantial problem that develops is that Nick is a thoroughly unlikeable character, as is his love interest Neither of them nor any other character is nuanced at all, and you can forget about any shades of gray As might be expected from the faux pen of a teen diarist, all the adults are either dictators, sadists, or rubes this latter category being comprised of the few who try and help Nick Over the course of the book, Nick is revealed as a whining, shallow, cowardly, selfish, and dangerous kid with no excuse for being so, and no redeeming qualities By the end he is on the run from attempted murder, felony arson, grand theft auto, burglary, and many lesser charges, but we re supposed to be cheering for him to get away with it In the end it comes across as an unintentionally revealing authorial revenge fantasy.In the end the book is far too long, far too shallow, and far too stupid to be of any conceivable interest to adults Young teens and adolescents may find the whole enterprise a good read and a good laugh, but I have to wonder what message they take from it However, for those who can t get enough, there s a sequel Revolting Youth.