Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp (Youth in Revolt, Bk 1)
Youth in Revolt The Journals of Nick Twisp - Youth in Revolt, Bk 1 Author:C. D. Payne 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 ... more »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.« less
This is best described as "Confederacy of Dunces" meets high school. The main character has your typical young teen smarter-than-everyone-else attitude, but there's a sincerity behind it that makes it endearing. The vocabulary in this book is somewhat elevated, making it a bit difficult to get through in certain parts, but adds to the total superiority feel of the book. I got through this pretty quick, but I think it's mainly because I was interested in how mischievous this teen was - he caused more trouble during the course of this book than I have ever heard of anyone causing. Ever. I wanted to both smack and hug this kid at the same time.