It’s the case of the curious letter on MTV’s hit series Awkward. Who wrote it, why did they write it, and why didn’t they just use e-mail?

Matty seems so innocent and friendly. But…did he once write a very mean note?!

The first episode of MTV’s Awkward featured a rather rude letter given to Jenna. It’s been referred to as a”Carefrontation” letter, but it’s nothing if not this side of OH NO YOU DIDN’T! At one point, Jenna’s BFF, Tamara, even claimed credit for the letter. And although we’ve guessed at who it might be during the course of Awkward season 1 (Sadie because she’s so maliciously evil? Matty because he’s grooming Jenna to be his popular girlfriend?) we still don’t know yet.

The Letter to Jenna Said:


As you are now, you could completely disappear and no one would notice. Below is a list of suggestions for your consideration.

1. Stop being such a p*ssy.
4. When you’re pretty you’re happy. And you’re clearly not happy.
5. Pull your head out of your ass and stand out.
6. Nobody likes the pitiful. Stop being such a drag.
7. You have to be cruel to be kind.
8. Make amends.

(The end says something like “pretend you want to.”)


A Friend

My theory? I think one of Jenna’s parents wrote it. Her Mom or her Dad. And I lean towards her Mom, Lacey. Why do I think this? Her Mother is the one who handed it to her. A teenage friend would have anonymously e-mailed it. A parent still believes in actual snail mail. And the stuff written isn’t … actually mean as much as … honestly blunt. Her Mom cares about her a lot and wants her to have a better time in high school. And her Mom has a specific way of doing things that doesn’t always seem very “Mommish.” The instructions in the letter are things meant to actually help her. Nothing is like “Just go kill yourself” or “Run away and work in a KMart.”

So what is your theory? Who do YOU think wrote the letter? Did you ever believe Tamara had written it? Do you agree with me that it could be Lacey, Jenna’s Mom?

Awkard Creator and Writer: Lauren Iungerich
The Talented Awkward Cast: Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Nikki DeLoach, Jillian Rose Reed, Brett Davern, Molly Tarlov, Desi Lydic, Jessica Lu, Greer Grammer

Read more recent articles:
« | »