Ugh, I always hated Mallory Pike.
lol love claudia’s bitch face here. “bitch please. you are FAR TOO FRUMPY to ever join our club! i mean, come on, not even mary anne would wear that get up.”
I always really related to Mallory because she was “the writer”, and she had red hair, and she wore glasses and was a dork: everything I was and still am (minus the red hair, which is just something I covet and do not personally own)! Even as a kid unburdened by the crippling social pressures and insecurities of adulthood I felt I wasn’t cool enough to even dream of being Claudia (even though we’re both Asian and I was like 2/3rds as artsy as she was?).
So I love/hate Mallory the same way I love/hate my 11 year old self.