Struck By Lightning by Chris Colfer
The Carson Phillips Journal

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Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal follows the story of outcast high school senior Carson Phillips who blackmails the most popular students in his school into contributing to his literary journal to bolster his college application; his goal in life is to get into Northwestern and eventually become the editor of The New Yorker.
At once laugh-out-loud funny, deliciously dark, and remarkably smart, Struck By Lightning unearths the dirt that lies just below the surface of high school.
The film Stuck By Lightning features Colfer's own original screenplay. Colfer also stars in the film alongside Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Hyland, and Polly Bergen.
 

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Chris Colfer is a Golden Globe-winning actor best known for his role as "Kurt Hummel" on Glee. He was recently honored as a member of the 2011 TIME 100, Time magazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell was his first novel.
 
Published November 20, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 265 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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High school senior Carson Phillips will get into Northwestern and be the youngest freelance journalist published in all the major outlets, and he’s not above blackmail to get there.

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Examiner

Having never seen more than a passing moment of Fox's Glee, it's impossible to comment on the actual nuts and bolts of the hit series, but certainly star Chris Colfer has parallel goals with his teen comedy, Struck by Lightning.

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Entertainment Weekly

Chris Colfer, best known as high school soprano Kurt Hummel on TV's Glee, was himself a 16-year-old student when he first wrote the script for Struck by Lightning, a pleasant, novice-quality feature-length project in which Colfer plays Carson Phillips.

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Teen Reads

Whether you feel like at an outcast in your own school or just are a fan of Colfer, this book provides plenty of humor, wit, sarcasm, and in the end, a realization that anyone with dreams can relate to.Reviewed by Borana Greku on November 7, 2012 Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips J...

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Common Sense Media

In the movie's main subplot, the pregnant local pharmacist (Christina Hendricks) discovers she's engaged to Carson's estranged father (Dermot Mulroney), who's still not technically divorced from Carson's alcoholic mom (Allison Janney).

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Common Sense Media

While it cleverly mocks the cultural brain death of Carson's hometown and the toxic nastiness of high school culture, it also raises thought-provoking issues and imparts insights as its hero grows reluctantly wiser.

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It’s his fellow students - who hate his jaded, opinionated nature - who refuse to participate.

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Carson himself doesn't see much point in sex, since he has yet to see a positive example of a sexual relationship.

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The Hollywood Reporter

It will take smart marketing and a big turnout by Colfer’s die-hard fans to lift this film directed by Brian Dannelly (Saved), now receiving its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, above niche status.

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