06/25/2013 05:28 pm ET

Maya Van Wagenen, 15-Year-Old, To Pen Memoir, 'Popular: Vintage Wisdom for the Modern Geek'


We all know the word "popular" means to be liked and admired, but how does that actually translate IRL?

Fifteen-year-old Maya Van Wagenen has decided to try and answer this question -- and she's snagged a major book deal in doing so. This year, the teen will follow all the advice from a popularity guide written for teenagers in the 1950s and keep a memoir of her results. The book, titled Popular: Vintage Wisdom for the Modern Geek, will be published by Dutton Children’s Books.

“I have always loved to read and dreamed about seeing my books on the shelves of a library and in the hands of other people," Maya said in the press release.

In other YA-books-we're-psyched-about news, Divergent author Veronica Roth recently announced that she'll be publishing four more short stories online, starting in September. (Cannot. Wait.)

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