Puberty can strike at a moment’s notice and hit you like a ton of bricks. There’s no escaping those awkward middle school years when part of you still wants to play with Barbies and the other part of you is surging with hormones that suddenly make you feel different about the boy sitting next to you in class. Thankfully, Braceface was there to help you through this confusing time.
Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we?
1. When Sharon got her period on her first date with Alden.
A total OMG moment before OMG was even a thing.
2. Speaking of Alden, he was a total teen babe.
And we can all think back to sixth grade and remember who the class hottie was. Swoon.
3. When Sharon attempted a crash diet.
And you attempted to eat healthy for a week. Hardest thing you’ve ever done.
4. …and attempted to be vegetarian.
Jk, this was the hardest.
5. When Sharon accidentally sent Alden’s best friend a message.
Sending an iMessage to the wrong person is enough to make you want to crawl in a hole and never come out.
6. When Nina was a total b*tch.
There was always that one girl who made school a living hell.
7. When Sharon had inflatable boobs.
Okay, so hopefully this never happened to you. BUT they were awkward, and let’s be honest, you were awkward too.
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8. When Maria had a crush on the teacher.
Like I said, those hormones were pretty powerful.
9. When Sharon crashed her mom’s car into a tree.
Her magical braces couldn’t save her from that, and your braces, well, couldn’t save you from anything.
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10. When her mom discovered she went on an X-rated movie site.
Better delete those cookies.
All of these characters, especially Sharon, were clumsy, awkward, and passionate, which is why we could relate to them. (And quite honestly, can still relate to them today). Can we get this show back on air?