Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal
by Chris Colfer
Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal follows the story of outcast high school senior Carson Phillips who blackmails the most popular students in his school into contributing to his literary journal to bolster his college application; his goal in life is to get into Northwestern and eventually become the editor of The New Yorker.
At once laugh-out-loud funny, deliciously dark, and remarkably smart, Struck By Lightning unearths the dirt that lies just below the surface of high school.
Hilarious and dark. This was a laugh out loud book that also made me feel really bad for Carson. He makes some awful choices, but you can't help but understand his desire to succeed... There's a lot of bad language in this one, so I would recommend it for high school (and older) readers. It's short and funny, so if you're just looking for a quick book to read in a weekend, this would be a good choice. It's a gem.
Oh, and here's the movie trailer (it comes out in January!):