Ok, there is no other way to put it. I love Struck By Lightning by Glee alum Chris Colfer! After watching the film it was adapted into, I knew I had to check this book out. As a high school senior in the tiny town of Clover, outcast Carson Phillips has two goals in life: get into Northwestern and become editor of The New Yorker. When he decides to start a literary magazine, he blackmails his fellow classmates into submitting their stuff. While Colfer’s plot is an intriguing premise, the real heart of the story is our leading man Carson. Witty, sarcastic, and honest to a fault, Carson knows who he is, where he’s going, and refuses to apologize for being himself. He dares to dream for something more out of life, and he will stop at nothing to achieve them. However, his extreme tunnel vision on his goal causes him to only see the negative around him. (Who hasn’t been there?) His journey is one every teen and twenty-something can relate to. So, if you’re looking for a humorous, relatable read, I highly recommend checking out Struck By Lightning.
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