Mean Girls (Hardcover)

A Novel

By Micol Ostow, Tina Fey (Created by)

Scholastic Inc., 9781338087567, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2017



You know the story--or do you?

Cady Heron grew up homeschooled in Africa with scientist parents as her teachers, monkeys as her classmates and the African plains as her playground. But when her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, she finds herself a stranger in a strange land: high school.

With no prior research to guide her, Cady's forced to figure out North Shore High all on her own. Suddenly she finds herself sucked into Girl World as a new member of the social elite dubbed "The Plastics." Cady discovers that unlike the wild, Girl World doesn't have any rules--especially when you maybe, possibly, okay definitely, have a giant crush on their ruthless leader's ex-boyfriend. Turns out, life in high school might be even more brutal than a showdown on the Savannah.

Based on the screenplay by Tina Fey, this retelling of the cult classic film includes tons of extra, never-before-seen bonus content.

About the Author

Micol Ostow is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novel EMILY GOLDBERG LEARNS TO SALSA, as well as 30 GUYS IN 30 DAYS, GETTIN LUCKY, and CRUSH DU JOUR. She lives and votes in New York City. You can visit her online at