HBO has acquired the rights to Curtis Sittenfeld’s bestselling debut novel Prep. It will be developed as a comedy series by former 30 Rock writer-producer Colleen McGuinness and Game of Thrones executive producer Carolyn Strauss.

Prep, published by Random House, follows a Midwestern girl’s coming of age as she navigates an exclusive New England boarding school. It was named one of the top five works of fiction for 2005 by The New York Times.