Chris Colfer Lands Deal for YA Novel

By Maryann Yin Comment

Following his middle grade debut, Glee actor Chris Colfer will be publishing a young-adult novel called Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will release this title in the US on November 20th.

Struck by Lightning was based on a screenplay Colfer (pictured, via) wrote. reports that the film, which stars Colfer in the role of Carson Phillips, features a “coming-of-age comedy” storyline. The movie will be hitting theaters later this year after the book release. Follow this link to view the official movie trailer.

Colfer had this statement in the release: “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. 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.”