Paranoid Park (novel)

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Paranoid Park
Paranoid Park (Blake Nelson novel) cover art.jpg
Author Blake Nelson
Genre Young adult novel
Publisher Viking
Publication date
Pages 180
ISBN 978-0-670-06118-1
OCLC 64229860

Paranoid Park (2006) is a young adult novel by Blake Nelson.


A 16-year-old skateboarder who tries to fit in with the skater crowd accidentally kills a security guard while trying to board a train. Much of the plot concerns the character struggling to cope with what he has done while also trying to avoid being caught. The author has said that the book is a retelling of Crime and Punishment in a young adult fiction setting.[1] The novel takes place in Portland, Oregon, United States.

Film, TV or theatrical adaptations[edit]

The novel has been adapted into a film by director Gus Van Sant, released in 2007, also called Paranoid Park.[2]