I've been reading the book Youth In Revolt by C.D. Payne for a few days now, and I figured it's time to introduce you to the main character in the book, named Nick Twisp.
Nick is a 14 year old boy who lives in Oakland California, just across the Bay from San Francisco. The book is written in diary format, and right from the first entry you can see that Nick is hormone crazed, sarcastic and highly intelligent.
Nick's parents are divorced, and he does not have a strong relationship with either one of them. At the beginning of Youth in Revolt, Nick lives with his mom, and her sometimes present, trucker boyfriend, Jerry. He spends some weekends with his dad and his "bimbette", 19-year old girlfriend, Lacey.
Not unlike most 14 year old boys, Nick is curious about sex, and makes every attempt to satisfy his curiosity. His interests peak as he meets Sheeni whose character seems to toy with Nick's known desire for her.
Nick also has an alter-ego named François. He was created to fulfill Sheeni's desire to marry a French man. François is a rebel, and talks Nick into doing things that he normally wouldn't do.
To sum Nick up, he is a highly intelligent, resourceful, trouble-making, sex-crazed, nerdy, teenaged boy who will stop at nothing to win the heart of the girl of his dreams.