Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal
by Chris Colfer
Publication date: November 20, 2012
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. (description from Amazon.com)
Funny. Snarky. Oh, and did I mention that if you get the audio book version Chris Colfer narrates? Yes! You heard me right...four hours of Chris reading a hilarious book to YOU. *sigh* It was great. I loved this book. It felt very authentic, even in its over-the-top moments. Even as I was snarfing and trying not to laugh out loud, you had to acknowledge the dark moments...
I would definitely recommend this book for high school students and adults just because of the language, but oh, who are we kidding? With Chris Colfer's name on it and the movie version coming out in regular theaters in January, soon even middle schoolers will be asking for it, LOL.
A little gem of a book. :)
Oh, and for fun...here's the movie trailer!
Full disclosure: Audio book received to review for AudioFile Magazine