The novelization of the acclaimed film STRUCK BY LIGHTNING follows outcast high school senior Carson Phillips, who has only ever had one goal: get into Northwestern and become the editor of The New Yorker. All his afterschool activities revolve around journalism--unfortunately, no one else at his school cares about the newspaper or Writers' Club at all. Carson is fine with writing every newspaper article himself, though--after all, the other students have made his life a living nightmare; why should he want their help?
Everything changes when Carson's guidance counselor tells him starting a literary magazine--and getting contributions from the student body--could help his chances of getting into Northwestern. Since no one will give Carson the time of day, he does the only logical thing: blackmails the most popular kids in school so they have to contribute. Yes, snarky misanthrope Carson finds the dirt that lies just below the surface of high school: closeted kids, cutters, illicit affairs, Satanic rituals...and that's just the beginning.
Written by Chris Colfer, who also wrote the screenplay for the film, this laugh-out-loud edgy teen novel speaks to anyone who's ever felt like an outcast.
Chris Colfer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and Golden Globe-winning actor. He was honored as a member of the TIME 100, Time magazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, and his books include Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns, and The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning.