Young and Revolting

Alas, I am only able to give 'Book 6' 3 out of 5 stars. This isso far the weakest of the Nick Twisp journals. It started out humorous and clever -- I love Nick's documentation of his 'married life' with Sheeni in their tiny Parisian apartment, the new characters introduced, the further stories of Connie and Paul, and the music videos. But once Nick goes on the run again and joins the circus, I completely lost interest, and it seemed as though so...

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Revolting Youth

Nick Twisp is back! America's most literate teen diarist returns with more riotous adventures through the land mines of 21st century adolescence. This sequel to C.D. Payne's acclaimed first novel "Youth in Revolt" finds love-struck Nick Twisp still on the lam from the law and his parents. Our 14-year-old hero (and his multiplying alter egos) now must battle blizzards, back-stabbing aliens, vengeful parents, and school officials determined to...

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Son of Youth in Revolt (Book 7)

Rebellious Nick Twisp of "Youth in Revolt" was a master at driving his parents to the brink. When he wasn’t burning down parts of Berkeley or springing girlfriends from homes for unwed mothers, he was dodging gendarmes in Paris. So what sort of parent would that most outrageous of teenagers make? In this new installment of the acclaimed Twisp saga, 40-something Nick faces the daily trials of dealing with his own teenage son. When a move to...

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Civic Beauties

While at times this book was quite funny, I don't think the "musical novel" quite translated. It was a great idea, and there were some very inventive narrative devices, but the constant switching between the character POVs was a bit poorly executed, and the "songs" were just kind of bizarre. Still, Payne's humor and use of language were able to shine at times, and that is when I truly enjoyed the book. Unforunately, I don't think there was...

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