PHOTO: Emma Stone as Skeeter in The Help

Emma Stone as Skeeter Phelan in The Help

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updated 10/29/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET

originally published 11/02/2010 AT 8:05 AM ET

Is this how you thought Skeeter would look?

The blockbuster book The Help is now a movie, with Emma Stone, 21, playing Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, and already the actress has received one rave review – from author Kathryn Stockett.

“The minute I met [Stone], I knew I couldn’t see whatever Skeeter looked in my head as a blonde because she was replaced by Emma,” Stockett tells PEOPLE. “She was so clearly that person. And her mom is from Baton Rouge, so she got the accent.”

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