: Mean Girls
Author: Tina Fey
This was excellent; the plot’s predicatable to an extent — new girl has trouble fitting into school and figuring out who her real friends are and screws up but succeeds in the end — but the perspective is fresh, coming from a female writer. High school cliques are mocked, girls obssession with fashion and appearance, etc. It’s a bit like Clueless crossed with The Breakfast Club. Not particularly deep, but fun and funny, and well-directed and acted.