Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal

Book review by Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Brilliantly funny, insightful, dark high school tragicomedy.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 12+


This is a hilarious book about a boy trying to get into college

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age 11+


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Book Details

  • Author: Chris Colfer
  • Genre: Humor
  • Topics: Friendship, High School
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: November 20, 2012
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 15 - 18
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love coming-of-age and school stories

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