Today is Awkward Moments Day. Thats right, an entire day to celebrate our awkwardness, clumsiness, klutziness, and everything else. Everyone has their moments. Some of us (myself included) have more than others. In The Hunger Games,
even Katniss, who is so brave and strong, feels uncomfortable when she is in the cave with Peeta and has to kiss him on national television to get sponsors. And knowing that Gale is watching doesnt make it any easier.
There are so many to choose from, but here are some especially awkward characters who made our list:
There are plenty of awkward moments in throughout Harry Potter
when shes 11,
Ginny gets so flustered when Harry comes in to the room, she knocks things off the table and puts elbow in butter dish; Hermione sees Ron snogging Lavender Brown; and Cho Chang turns down Harrys invitation to the Yule Ball. But Neville Longbottom may be the epitome awkward: he gets picked on by Malfoy, has trouble with spells, constantly loses his toad, and forgets things (unfortunately, his remembrall doesnt help).
Bella Swan, in Stephanie Meyers Twilight
series, falls a lot often in front of the boy (vampire) she has a crush on.
Mallory Pike from Ann M. Martins Baby-Sitters Club
may not act awkward, but she certainly feels it. Mallory has curly red hair (that she wants straightened, but her parents wont let her), blue eyes, braces, glasses (she wants contacts, but her parents wont let her), and wants cooler clothes.
Greg Heffley, from Diary of a Wimpy Kid, is your typical middle school kid trying to deal with the ups and downs of growing up. Im sure we can all remember our awkward middle school years!
In The Dork Diaries,
by Rachel Renee Russell, Nikki Maxwell is a new student at Westchester County Day. She doesnt fit in with her classmates, and is the least popular girl in school.
In the Marvin Redpost
series, by Louis Sachar, poor Marvin endures everything from being accused of being a nose-picker by the class bully to accidentally turning in to a girl!
Winston Egbert from the Sweet Valley
books has a bit of trouble as well. He starts going by the name of Winnie is accidentally placed in an all-female dorm!
Luckily, the characters seem to outgrow their awkward stage. Everything works out for Ron, Hermione, Harry, and Ginny. Neville matures, learning to lead his classmates and stand up to everyone from Malfoy to Voldemort! Mallorys parents eventually let her get her ears pierced. Once shes a vampire, Bella is graceful and more in control. Hopefully, once Greg and Nikki finish middle school, they are more comfortable with themselves and less awkward. As for Marvin and Winston, I dont really know what happened to them, but lets hope that they both manage to avoid accidentally going to the womens bathroom or dorm!
Who would you add to the list of awkward characters?