I was so excited today when I received an email stating that Chris Colfer has a new YA book coming out. I still need to read the middle grade book (The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell) that I just received recently, but that still doesn't matter... it's Chris Colfer! I am a HUGE fan of GLEE! (Some of my bloggy friends would be rolling their eyes right now, but seriously, it's my guilty pleasure). So now you probably all want to know more about this upcoming YA release.... here you go:
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING by Chris Colfer
cover unknownStruck 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. At a time when bullying torments so many young people today, this unique and important novel sheds light with humor and wit on an issue that deeply resonates with countless teens and readers.RELEASE DATE: November 20, 2012
A little more info about the back story to how this book came to be:
Release Info from Little, Brown
New York, NY [August 9, 2012]Inspired by Colfer’s Original Screenplay, Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips JournalWill Be Published on November 20, 2012, in Advance of the Film Release Later This YearWritten for teens ages fifteen and up, Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal will be simultaneously available in hardcover, e-book, and audio formats on November 20, 2012. The novel will be published in the UK one week later on November 27, 2012, by the Atom imprint of the Little, Brown Book Group.The film Struck 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.“When production wrapped on Struck By Lightning, I wasn’t ready to say good-bye to these characters and was thrilled when Little, Brown asked me to adapt the story into a novel,” remarked Colfer. “I felt the best way to tell Carson’s story was through his critical eyes in a journal he kept the last months of his life. So this is a story about adolescence, told through the eyes of a teenager, for other teenagers.”
ABOUT CHRIS COLFER
Chris Colfer is currently in production on the fourth season of the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe– and SAG award–winning comedy Glee. In 2011 Colfer was recognized for his work on the series with a Golden Globe award in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. Colfer was also honored as a member of the 2011 TIME 100, Time magazine’s annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. He is also a SAG nominee and a two-time Emmy nominee for his work on the show.