Struck by Lightning is a series of flashbacks narrated by the main character, high school senior Carson Phillips, as he blackmails his peers into participating in his literary journal as a means of getting into his dream college. The movie aired at Tribeca, Cannes, and Outfest to a great critical and audience response.
The book, Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal, follows the success of his New York Times best-selling debut novel, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, which was aimed at a younger age group, making this his first novel geared toward young adults. In addition to a print book, the book will be released as an audiobook and read by Colfer himself, much like The Land of Stories audiobook. The book is available to pre-order from Barnes and Noble.