This is not a drill. The literal best movie of the 2000s, Mean Girls, has been adapted for the page by Micol Ostow, and judging from the first excerpts it'll be a pretty faithful version of Tina Fey's original script–except that the book will tell Cady Heron's story from the POV of several different characters. Just think about the Karen chapter. Just. Think.
EW has a lengthy excerpt from the prologue and from Cady's chapter, which picks up with her worried parents seeing her off for her first day of school.
Here's a sample:
In Evanston, the only "wild animals" you saw racing were the frenzied morning commuters. (Although, in their white-button-down-black-pants business-casual uniforms, they did kind of remind me of the zebras.)
I didn't want to admit it to my parents—they were clearly both stressed out enough for me as it was—but I was a little nervous. I’d never set foot in an American high school. I had no idea what to expect.
Then again, I'd survived the African wilderness. The savannah. The jungle. The mosquitoes. The mating season.I mean, high school couldn’t be much worse than that, could it?
Mean Girls: A Novel will be released this September from Scholastic.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.