Struck by Lightning

The Carson Phillips Journal

Colfer, Chris

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Struck by Lightning
"Carson Phillips is at the bottom of the food chain in a high school filled with people he hates, stuck living with his depressed single mother in a small-minded town at the corner of nothing and nowhere. He has just one goal: escape to Northwestern University and a career as a hard-hitting journalist. His guidance counselor tells him that he needs to bolster his application by creating a literary magazine. Which means he needs submissions. From other students. Carson resorts to the only thing he can think of: blackmail."--Jacket flyleaf.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0316232955
Characteristics: 258 p., [8] p. of plates :,22 cm


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Dec 23, 2014

This book was amazing! I loved the humorous bits and although it may seem that the narrator is a bit cynical, it reflects the reality of high school in a way where you can just laugh off the ridiculousness of cliques. The overall message of being determined to follow your dreams is inspirational and I loved every bit of this book. Do pick it up if you're looking for a good laugh.

Jun 13, 2014

i have read this book i relly really enjoyed it the movie wasnt as good as i thought it would be

Sep 14, 2013
  • Roseevelyn rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really liked this book, but the ending slightly disappointed me.

Jan 14, 2013
  • pottergleefan4 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is HILARIOUS. Once again, Chris has written a masterpiece. It's clever, unique, interesting and funny.
I totally recomend for anyone over the age of 14 (there are some swears).
Can't wait for the move to come out in Canada :)


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Nov 23, 2013
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Sep 17, 2012

this book is determined to be a hit movie and fly-off-the-shelve book! this book is sure to make you laugh and cry at the same time! it is about what is happening in the school that the teachers and staff dont know about, to dumb it down. Carson Phillips uses other students to boost his application for college in hopes that he can make it "big" in the college of his dreams, Northwestern, and become the editor of the New Yorker, in obviously, New York!


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