Glee’s Chris Colfer’s YA Novel Based on His Film Due in Nov.

"Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal" will extend the story of the film, which was written by and stars the young actor.

Glee’s Chris Colfer, has a YA novel coming in Nov., based off of Struck by Lighting, the indie film he wrote and stars in.

The book will be released on Nov. 20. The film is also scheduled to hit theaters later this year.Little Brown Books for Young Readers announced today.

The YA novel follows on the heels of Colfer’s just-published children’s book The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, which debuted at no. 1 on The New York Times Children’s Chapter Books bestseller list.

The novel, Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal, is not a straight adaptation of the film so much as an extension of the story told in the movie.

In a release, Colfer said, “When production wrapped, 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. I felt the best way to tell Carson’s story was through his critical eyes in a journal.

He further described the book as “a story about adolescence, told through the eyes of a teenager, for other teenagers.”

The movie is a dark comedy about Carson Phillips (Colfer), who blackmails the most popular students in his school into contributing to his literary journal to help his chance of getting into Northwestern University. It received a strong reception when it debuted earlier this year at the Tribecca Film Festival.            

The book will be released  simultaneously in print, ebook and audio.

The film, starring Allison JanneyChristina HendricksDermot MulroneySarah Hyland, and Polly Bergen, as well as Colfer, is also scheduled for release sometime at the end of the year.

Andrew Smith, Vice President and Deputy Publisher, and Alvina Ling, Executive Editorial Director, acquired the book for Little Brown. Colfer was repped by Coast to Coast, and Glenn Rigberg at Inphenate.

Source

  1. cinderfella-storyteller reblogged this from staceysthings
  2. omni-slasher reblogged this from klaineswifts
  3. klainebowsaredelicious reblogged this from staceysthings
  4. tall-child reblogged this from eselene
  5. acciomedium-drip reblogged this from bookidentity
  6. bookidentity reblogged this from staceysthings
  7. bbyitscoldoutside reblogged this from tirpse
  8. carsonsghost reblogged this from eselene
  9. gleekto reblogged this from staceysthings
  10. chestnutpixie15 reblogged this from daxterdd
  11. spread-it-like-nutella reblogged this from carsonphillipsclovergate
  12. carsonphillipsclovergate reblogged this from likeschriscolfer-archive
  13. christpaulcolf reblogged this from staceysthings
  14. bleeoncox reblogged this from sleepwalkerindreamersclothing
  15. clueless-is-the-key reblogged this from stancolfer
  16. crissolfers reblogged this from staceysthings
  17. vincetheconfusernoir reblogged this from klaineswifts
  18. porcelaingleek reblogged this from lillizzie94
  19. daysofsilence reblogged this from old-slwmtiondaylite
  20. lillizzie94 reblogged this from staceysthings
  21. coldcoffeeandonesies reblogged this from eselene
  22. ilovesonlychriscolfer reblogged this from eselene and added:
    he is amazing, this is important, talented, sweet, intelligent and affectionate, Chris we love you !!!!!!!
  23. likeschriscolfer-archive reblogged this from klaineswifts
  24. sleepwalkerindreamersclothing reblogged this from daxterdd
  25. klainetoxiuhan reblogged this from daxterdd
  26. klaineswifts reblogged this from eselene
  27. stancolfer reblogged this from eselene
  28. old-slwmtiondaylite reblogged this from daxterdd
  29. eselene reblogged this from staceysthings
  30. daxterdd reblogged this from staceysthings