She used to keep Dad up to date as he drove along on all the motor statutes he was violating. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Apparently, I am going to grow up to be a short, pockmarked bald guy. Nick’s best friend Lefty provides a much-needed outlet for Nick’s ramblings, but Lefty lacks Nick’s precocious intelligence, as well as his love of literature. The adolescent male voice rings achingly, annoyingly, gratingly true here. A modern day Confederacy of Dunces, and equally worthy of praise. Sometimes I was embarrassed to be giggling at what I was giggling at, and to make me feel like that is quite a feat. It's like 500 pages. How about a loving relationship with your only son, you creep! So far, this has not straightened out the bow. And here's another thing I wonder about. Not that funny. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. I asked. By the third part, the book just got weird -- although the teen managed to somewhat redeem himself in my eyes. She told me to watch my smart mouth. Since my pile of reading material had dwindled dangerously, I went to the library. Fat chance! Another mitt for my closet. I arrived to find the building full of unwashed people talking to themselves. But in this novel, Payne tries to combine the very real emotions of youth AND a very unreal plot. Sometimes I was embarrassed to be giggling at what I was giggling at, and to make me feel like that is quite a feat. And did a few other semi-kinky things with him as well. Unfortunately, the transformation never comes across as believable. I can't find answer to this. After telling me about his trip (strange food, unintelligible natives, cute girls without tops arrayed like cordwood on sunny beaches), he got to the real news: he has found his older sister Martha's diary. When I close my eyes, ranks of creamy thighs slowly part like some X-rated Busby Berkeley extravaganza. Sometimes you just have to let your hair down and let your inner adolescent loose and have some fun. Seriously, it is hard to write something that feels authentic to a youth-adult audience and have it funny. (Personally, I'd prefer a tasteful decoupage of Hustler outtakes.) I'm not speaking to her right now. No. I am still struggling to reach six inches, while Lefty has already sprouted past seven inches. Yo. This summer I'm reading Charles Dickens. The characters were too young for the raunchy language and sex. I am writing this in the tenuous privacy of my bedroom on my annoyingly obsolete AT clone. We’d love your help. He needs professional coaching just to pull a jockstrap on straight. I can't not recommend it. Please don't pay attention to the time I'm posting this review ... yes, it's nearly 3 am, and yes, I just finished the book 20 minutes ago, but I also had about 4 cups of iced coffee this evening, starting at 8 pm. Too many unaware, extremely crude and cruel parents. I'm going be in the ninth grade at St. Vitus Academy. He would dearly love to move up to a more prestigious model, but—as he often reminds me—he is burdened with crippling child-support payments. Nick Twisp is a younger, leaner, sex-addicted Ignatius J. Reilly. He LOVED the movie, It didn't work for me. (My face is beginning to resemble a pepperoni and eyeballs pizza.) “I have found that people who can successfully resist temptation invariably lead depressingly stunted lives.”, “Do you suppose the human race invented boredom to make the prospect of death more palatable?”, See all 3 questions about Youth in Revolt…, YA Debut Sets 'Romeo and Juliet' in 1920s Gangster Shanghai. This may cause some embarrassment for my family, but when your don gives you your mafia sobriquet you don't ask questions. By the third part, the book just got weird -- although the teen managed to somewhat redeem himself in my eyes. She is, of course, completely out of her mind. (I'll be lucky if we go to Modesto for ours.) Payne weaves a playfulness into his characters and their actions that makes for a story so interesting you can’t help but read to the end. Thanks, Mom. I kept reading thinking, or hoping, it would get better. One particularly repellent fellow asked me for a quarter. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. She likes me to get it professionally styled in a salon where they play loud rock music. Yes, it seems all signs point to a clear diagnosis of incipient male-pattern baldness. No! Parents don't seem to understand how your needs change as you get older. Please try again. Unable to add item to List. What sets Youth in Revolt apart from other novels in the genre – beside its frank descriptions of an adolescent boy’s mind – is an element of absurdity. Even John Wayne on a horse would look effeminate pronouncing that name. Eagerly, I tore off the wrapping, ripped open the box, and stared in stunned disbelief. But I was a teen girl when I bought the paperback of Youth In Revolt at Powell's in Portland. So far it's been a real scrotum squeezer. THE best coming of age story I've ever read. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Too bad life doesn't have an F3 key. That's it for literature. Yes, there are hilarious parts. Loved it so much that I even bought a copy for my teenaged niece who also loved it. All this was so depressing, I had to go to Rasputin Records and buy two Frank Sinatra albums (both from the '60s when he could still sing). I have 63 cents to my name.TUESDAY, July 24 — Nothing in the house to read except California Farmer magazine. He likes coming-of-age-guy stuff (mainly movies and books). It's supposed to be in the voice of a dude, but no dude would ever go into this much detail about anything in life. there's no doubt that reading it at age 17 solidified my appreciation for this profane, hilarious, perverted, often ridiculous and grotesque piece of work. Could I ever perform such a deed for the woman I love? Takes place in various places around NorCal and since the book was written in like 1994, I liked the dated-ness of it all. Unfortunately, in the second part, he crossed several lines that made me hate him ... and the book. ", "Doing what?" Lacey, however, seemed more interested in laughing like a maniac and urging my father to "step on it, honey! Curious about the movie of the same name, I figured I'd give the audio book of "Youth in Revolt" a chance. I told her I wasn't mentally ill, I was just a teenager. Absolutely not, this book is not for me and I refuse to read 400 more pages of this crap (especially not when reviews allude to it being 400 more pages of the same sort of thing). Will this be my destiny someday? I've read David Coppertone, Great Expectorations, Little Dorrito, and now I'm deep into A Tale of Two Townies. They don't seem to have any idea what kind of life you really lead. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. The atmosphere was so dreary, I came back without a book. Youth in Revolt: A Novel (Paperback) By C.D. Wow, this book is amazing. If you weren't born privileged, gorgeous, or a combination of both, chances are, the pretty guy or girl at the lake isn't going to fall madly for you unless you have a few tricks up your sleeve. In the journey of 16 miles he changed lanes 82 times, honked the horn seven times, and flipped the bird to four drivers (mostly confused old ladies). Chloe Gong has a lot going on. THURSDAY, July 19 — My mother just left for work. In fact, I have never even held a girl's hand. 89 minutes: Country: United States: Language: English: Budget: $18 million: Box office: $19.7 million Yes. My last name, which I loathe, is Twisp. While I understand that teenage boys think about sex every minute of every day... the main character of Nick is a grating personality that takes the fun out of sex. Most of the members of Byte Backers (St. V's computer club) have already upgraded. But no, I kept putting it off and finished the Jodi book in like 3 days. What a competitive asshole! Refresh and try again. That way I can come out looking like a successful real estate agent, junior division. The book is composed of Twisp's highly-literate (especially for a 14 year-old) journal entries, only Twisp uses all of his cunning linguistics (pun intended) to espouse on masturbation and the pursuit of intercourse - and what a pursuit it is. Have some fun. Someday, if I grow up to become a gangster, perhaps I will be known as Nick the Prick. Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp. To be honest I have never even kissed a woman to whom I was not related by blood or marriage. The Essential Coming-of-Age Novel for All Ages (maybe)!! the movie was a complete let down to how great this book is. She looked doubtful. Then, after dinner, Mom brought out this gaily wrapped package that was precisely the right size and shape to contain a 486 motherboard. Fortunately, I am writing all these revelations down in a notebook for use someday when I go into analysis. I just remembered. by Broadway Books, Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp. Please try your request again later. "Nick Dillinger." You didn't have to be a geologist to see that her body has more dramatic outcroppings than the coastline of Albania. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 4, 2019, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 19, 2014. She is also said to be extremely well read. While I understand that teenage boys think about sex every minute of every day... the main character of Nick is a grating personality that takes the fun out of sex. The adolescent male voice rings achingly, annoyingly, gratingly true here. Short honkie teens do not play basketball on the public courts of Oakland.WEDNESDAY, July 25 — One more week to my birthday. Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp Skip to main content If his plotting only backfired on himself, I might have enjoyed it more; but the weasel victimizes his friends, his annoying parents, and completely innocent people. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Proves good, insightful writing doesn't have to be ponderous, depressing, and boring. Very funny book, as always, better than the movie. Later, Dad came out and invited Lacey in for a "nap." Not your average coming of age novel, C.D. Considering the quest to conquer virginity pretty much sums up the subject matter, you would think that Youth in Revolt might be a tad self-indulgent at 500 pages. Last Monday I came back from two miserable days in my dad's custody to find she had painted my bedroom a ghastly pink. Have I abased my manhood by admitting to my mother that I throw like a girl? Six months in the life of the world's most dangerous teenager. Sydney Carton is so cool. Time for some serious stocktaking. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Historical & Biographical Fiction Graphic Novels, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Terror paralyzes me as I remember Uncle Al's acres of clear-cut scalp. And a real page-turner it is. Payne's trilogy of short novels about the travails of young journaler Nick Twisp has a comic wit and intricate plot twists that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It didn't. Author and showman C.D. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Nick Twisp is a younger, leaner, sex-addicted Ignatius J. Reilly. At 12:10 he screeched into the driveway, blasting the horn. Does she listen? This book and I were destined to be together. Mom gave me $20 this morning to get my hair cut. I am back to talking to my mother (my birthday is coming up soon). Other Books in Series. Only 40 scholarly wankers are admitted each year from literally dozens of applications. I'd press it and tell them to send over two chicks—sixteen years old and more than usually horny. It didn't work for me. They should prove a real timesaver. At 11:15 Mom called his rented bachelor's bungalow and found him still in bed.
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