Chris Colfer's 'Struck By Lightening' Will Be Adapted Into His First Young Adult Book

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Actor Chris Colfer arrives at the 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles
Actor Chris Colfer arrives at the 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 10, 2011.

"Glee's" Chris Colfer has just begun his literary career, but he's already planning on exploring new genres. Colfer's first novel, a middle-grade fantasy titled "The Land of Stories," was released on July 17 and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list. Now Colfer will turn his attention to young adult books. The 22-year old actor will release "Struck By Lightening - The Carson Phillips Journal," a novelization of his film "Struck By Lightening," on November 20, Broadway World reported.

"Struck By Lightening" premiered at the Tribbecca Film Festival this spring to mixed reviews, and will have a wider release later this year, Entertainment Weekly reported. Colfer wrote the screenplay and starred in the film about high school student and aspiring journalist Carson Phillips. Phillips founds an on-campus literary journal with the hope the extra circular activity will catch the eyes of college admissions boards, especially the board at Northwestern University. The film boasts an impressive roster of co-stars including Christina Hendricks, Allison Janney, and Dermot Mulroney. 

Colfer will also return to his singing roots this fall: "Glee's" fourth season premieres September 13 at 9 p.m. Kurt's (Colfer's character) season four future will involve NYC, but spoilers leaked by his onscreen boyfriend Darren Criss (Blaine) suggest that season four probably won't hold a blissful, untroubled romance for the couple. 'Gleeks,' or fans of the show, have just over a month to wait until their weekly fix of drama and pop songs returns.

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