Struck by Lightning

  • by Chris Colfer
  • Narrated by Chris Colfer
  • 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 is set to be released by Tribeca Film later this year and 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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I loved this book it was the beautiful story that is true for many I would recommend this to everyone I know and this book deserves a five star rating because it is amazing and I feel like Chris makes the character become real
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- Thomas Gale Pea II

I hated the ending!

I listened with great enjoyment and interest to this tape. While listening I looked up the author's other books, I thought about recommending it to some kids I know and compared it to "The Perks of Being a Wall Flower",until the end. I'm not enough of a literary critic to know if the ending was powerful or not, but the first thing that came to mind was the movie ending of one of my favorite plays "The Bad Seed". If you read the book or see the play you get one ending, if you watch the movie you get another. I feel like we got the movie ending here and it almost ruined the book for me.
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- diane

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-20-2012
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio