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The 11 Most Awkward Moments in Fiction

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Awkward moments are awful enough to behold in real life, where you can’t really do anything about them (and where, more often than not, they're happening to you). But awkward moments in books or on film are just nightmare fuel. There are ACTUAL PEOPLE (directors and actors and writers, also known as Satan’s puppets) whose job is to orchestrate cringeworthy moments. They take the awkward meter and crank it. They hope your cause of death will be secondhand embarrassment. They want you to shut the book or pause the show and whisper to yourself, "Oh God. Oh no. SOMEBODY HELP THEM."

Below are just a few of those moments. Proceed with caution; the events may be fiction, but the agony is real.

Topics: Books
Tags: harry potter, books we love, awkward things, mean girls, the office, awkward moments, ron weasley, draco malfoy, voldemort, bbc sherlock, awkward kisses, prepare to cringe in 3...2...1

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