Friday, May 11, 2012
Book club! + Thank you, Elmar!
It's Friday! Time to link up with Heather from Blonde...Undercover Blonde.
Today I want to talk about "Revolting Youth" by C.D. Payne.
I have spent 10 hours in a plane yesterday so I had lots of time to read. This is the 4th book of the Nick Twisp diaries. I have read the three other books when I was a teenager and I loved them. I have read each of them at least 15 times. I have read an interview with the writer and he said he would never write a 4th book. So I was more than surprised when I recently found out that there are more books now! I was so excited that I had to buy the 4th book to read it on my flight.
In this sequel to the 1993 cult favorite Youth in Revolt , 14-year-old Nick Twisp still creates criminal havoc by accident, still seeks physical union with his love, Sheeni Saunders, and still has to live as a girl to avoid the police. But now, Nick has decided that he must marry Sheeni in order to ensure that she is with him forever. In pursuit of this goal, he almost blows his fortune, nearly cripples the nation with a computer virus, shoots his future father-in-law, and undergoes radical plastic surgery to resemble French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo. This hilarious sequel will delight readers with its cast of eccentric teenagers, as will Nick's avaricious appetite for adjectives.
I am halfway through the book and I really like it so far. I have read that some people said that the end was disappointing but we will see. For the moment I am just so excited to read more about my teenage anti-hero that I can't say anything else about it. It is like meeting old friends.
There is so much going on in the book and I guess it might be too chaotic when you haven't read the first 3 books. If you haven't: go check them out!
(By the way: I have watched the movie starring Rooney Mara, Steve Buscemi, Michael Cera and Justin Long....it was okay. But the book is wayyyyyy better!)
Today I also want to say thank you to Elmar the flight attendant who provided me with free alcohol, first class desserts and goodie bags on my flight yesterday! That was awesome! Thank you, Elmar!
Have a great day!