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  • Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Chris Colfer
    • Narrated By Chris Colfer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Struck 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.

    diane says: "I hated the ending!"
    "An excellent, heartbreaking story."
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    Where does Struck by Lightning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My favorite, by far.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Carson's snarkiness was an amazing touch. Things would happen that, in most books, would spark a monologue from the main character complaining (and I'm not saying that's a bad thing, it can be done very well), but Carson would typically just let it roll off his back with a comment that would send the other character walking away with their tail between their legs.


    What about Chris Colfer’s performance did you like?

    There was a unique voice for each character. I've seen the movie, as well, and he was spot on for most of the voices! I'm in awe.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was in tears at the end - I don't think it's possible to NOT cry - but beside that, when Carson is in the journalism classroom with all of the students, letting them know that he's blackmailing them to write in his literary journal, he had a very vulnerable moment which was a side that really hadn't been shown yet. He says that he hate showing a vulnerable side, and it's something that many people can identify with.


    Any additional comments?

    While some of the writing could be improved (such as 'he said' 'she said' which is a very common problem in both this and his first book), the creativity and emotion behind the story is just perfect.

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