*Spoiler concerning plot* “Youth In Revolt” by C.D. Payne is a masterpiece of comedy and intellect, all gathered into one realistic fourteen year-old protagonist: Nick Twisp. As the quintessential anti-hero of the post-modern era, Twisp represents more than just a teenager trying to win the heart of his beloved Sheeni, but rather the youth revolting against society’s standards and pressures. Payne’s … more
With the release of Youth in Revolt into theaters soon, it seemed apt to read the book. Young Adult is one of my favorite and least favorite genres in fiction. When they're done well, they're usually fantastic. Sometimes better than most adult books (books such as Boy Toy by Barry Lyga, or The Perks of Being a Wall Flower by Stephen Chbosky, or Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson). They can be fun books, but they're hard to tackle. Often times they're written from someone … more
I'm an art student who one day hopes to be an artist for a living. I live with my two cats in a studio apartment near the arts/bar district of my local town. Living down here I see many weird and … more
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Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp is a 1993 journal type novel by C. D. Payne. The story is told in a underdog hero fashion and makes heavy use of black humor and camp. The book contains parts one through three of a six-part series (the three sequential parts were published as three separate books).