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The best way I can describe this book is what might have happened if Charlie Colfeer went to high school. Families can talk about the culture of their own teens’ high school. Nicholas, horrified, begs Carson not to tell anyone since his rich family would disapprove of his homosexuality.

I’m glad it was included in the book.

Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal

I eventually got over myself and showed it to my agent and manager and “Struck By Colrer went from ligtning daydreams to my daily agenda. Unsettling tale of teen’s small-town life is good but dark. Though his grandmother has a memory disorder,she’s the only person who didn’t give up on him. April, who had no knowledge about Carson or Sheryl, storms out when she learns Neal is still legally married, and has a child she never knew about.

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Needless to say, as stated by the five star rating, I was not disappointed. Now his writing style. It’s hilarious, brilliantly satirical, and tragicomically dark as it nails the pure toxicity of high-school culture in a dead-end small town. I read this book and I thought it was ve Please answer my question, fellow Chris Colfer fans!! The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, While teens who might read this relate to Carson, I found him to generally be annoying and contradictory to his statements.


Feeling more humiliated than ever, Carson decides to blackmail several of his peers into writing for the literary magazine.

I really enjoyed reading this book. Yes, this fits in with the black comedy. I didn’t let this setback discourage my mission though, blaming my hometown’s incompetence to understand it rather than the oddity of the piece itself. He wants to do anything that will allow him to leave Clover, his bland hometown.

Everything from then on was a perfect storm, no pun intended. Shakespeare once wrote that life is but a dream – and that’s exactly how I live my life, from one dream to the next, hating every update of reality. He was so genuine and I could visualize Carson roaming the halls of my high school, all dressed up in his pencil costume.

It was a pretty good story line of the main character Carson blackmailing people to be on his newspaper. Hell, most people are usually assholes.

I wrote you a story, Grandma.

Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal

He was well, most definitely not Kurt Hummel! Otherwise you become victim to someone you’re not. But as I continue reading this book,I cannot hide the underlying sympathy Lighnting feel for Carson,and the great ligytning I especially admired about him. Carson’s guidance counselor Angela Kinsey informs him that one way to improve his chances of getting into Northwestern is to submit a literary magazine in order to show he can inspire others to write.


Carson is a bit like Holden from Catcher in the Rye, you love him sometimes and hate him at other times.

Needless to say, I was anxious to start my own. See all 6 questions about Struck By Lightning…. Hilarious This is a hilarious book sgruck a boy trying to get into college. It takes over three days for people to find Carson’s body. There is some wickedly dark humour in here which I love, especially pertaining to high school, but in the end the story seems to have no purpose. Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention from January All Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention Articles created via the Article Wizard.

I found myself completely engrossed in the novel because it was just so darn addicting! The sarcasm in this book is unbelievable. Carson is a character hcris feels very real.

Again, a little too on the nose, but I highly enjoyed it. I was terrified to show it to anyone and it took me a while to do it.

Solid plot, realistic MC, and hilarious prose.