Plot[ edit ] Sixteen-year-old homeschooled Cady Heron and her zoologist parents return to the United States after a twelve-year research trip in Africasettling in EvanstonIllinois. Janis and Damian educate Cady on the school's various cliques and warn her to avoid the most popular and infamous one, the " Plastics ", who are led by queen bee Regina George and include insecure rich girl Gretchen Wieners and sweet but dimwitted Karen Smith.
The Plastics take an interest in Cady, and invite her to sit with them at lunch. Seeing that Cady is getting along with the Plastics, Janis devises a plan of revenge against Regina for some past slight, using Cady as the infiltrator. Cady soon learns about Regina's journal, "The Burn Book", which is filled with rumors, secrets and insults about other girls and some teachers at school.
Despite this discovery, Cady decides to forgo Janis' scheme for ethical reasons. Meanwhile, Cady becomes attracted to Regina's ex-boyfriend, Aaron Samuels, whom a jealous Regina proceeds to steal back at a Halloween party by kissing him in front of Cady.
This spurs Cady to fully commit to Janis' plan to cut off Regina's "resources", which involve breaking Regina and Aaron up, tricking her into eating Swedish " nutrition bars " that actually make her gain weight, and turning Regina's fellow Plastics against her. In the process, Cady unwittingly remakes herself in Regina's image, becoming spiteful and superficial, and abandons Janis and Damian.
When Regina is finally made aware of Cady's treachery, she retaliates by spreading the contents of the Burn Book all over the school, quickly inciting massive socially motivated brawls throughout the school.
To avoid suspicion, Regina inserts a fake libel of herself in the book in order to blame Cady, Gretchen, and Karen, the only female juniors not mentioned in the book. Karen convinces Principal Duvall that they did not spread the book.
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The principal soon quells the fighting, and gathers all of the junior girls in the gymnasium. Norbury, whom the Burn Book defamed as a drug dealer, makes the girls face the ways they all treat each other, confess their transgressions, and apologize to each other and the teachers; the plan sees success, as friendships are rekindled.
When Janis' turn comes, she defies Norbury, confessing her plan to destroy Regina with Cady's help and openly mocking Regina with the support of the other girls. Pursued by an apologetic Cady, Regina storms out of the school and is struck by a school bus, breaking her spine.
Without any friends, shunned by Aaron, grounded by her parents and despised by her peers at school, Cady takes full blame for the Burn Book, and becomes an outcast.
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After she makes amends with Regina, Cady's guilt soon dissolves, and she returns to her old personality. He graduated from Springfield High School in Jed, Zane, and Shannon.
Born inSunshine was raised by Adams and her stepfather, Jerry Garcia. InKesey was second in his weight class at the Pacific Coast intercollegiate competition. Increasingly disengaged by the playwriting and screenwriting courses that comprised much of his major, he began to take literature classes in the second half of his collegiate career with James B.
Unbeknownst to Kesey, who applied at Hall's request, the maverick literary critic Leslie Fiedler then based at the University of Montana successfully importuned the regional fellowship committee to select the "rough-hewn" Kesey alongside more traditional fellows from Reed College and other elite institutions. While studying and working in the Stanford milieu over the next five years, most of them spent as a resident of Perry Lane a historically bohemian enclave adjacent to the university golf coursehe developed intimate lifelong friendships with fellow writers Ken BabbsLarry McMurtryWendell BerryEd McClanahanGurney Normanand Robert Stone.
Reinforcing these perceptions, Stegner's deputy Richard Scowcroft later recalled that "neither Wally nor I thought he had a particularly important talent. Cowley was succeeded the following quarter by the Irish short-story specialist Frank O'Connor ; frequent spats between O'Connor and Kesey ultimately precipitated his departure from the class.
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Reflecting upon this period in a interview with Robert K. ElderKesey recalled, "I was too young to be a beatnikand too old to be a hippie. The success of this book, as well as the demolition of the Perry Lane cabins in Augustallowed him to move to a log house at La Honda Road in La Honda, Californiaa rustic hamlet in the Santa Cruz Mountains fifteen miles to the west of the Stanford University campus.
These parties were described in some of Ginsberg's poems and served as the basis for Tom Wolfe 's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Testan early exemplar of the nonfiction novel.
There, Kesey often spent time talking to the patients, sometimes under the influence of the hallucinogenic drugs with which he had volunteered to experiment. Kesey did not believe that these patients were insanebut rather that society had pushed them out because they did not fit the conventional ideas of how people were supposed to act and behave.