Sharon's confidence plunges when she gets her braces attached. Will Alden still want to go to the dance with her now that she's a metal mouth? Nina assumes not and does everything in her power to convince Alden that she should be his date.
When Connor's appearance is radically transformed for the better after a session of acupuncture, Sharon has to question her new attraction to him. Does she really like him that way, or is she just being totally superficial?
Sharon takes over the school newspaper advice column as the anonymous 'Miss Understanding'. When the column becomes a hit, Sharon becomes convinced of her advice-giving abilities and Nina takes advantage of the' anonymous' position and claims credit for it. When Sharon's 'words of wisdom' cause a rift between Brock and Alden--thereby breaking up the band-- Sharon has to undo the damage. And, if that weren't bad enough, Maria has just become Mangled Metal's unofficial manager. In the end Sharon realizes she needs to learn a lot more about life before she can go around ...
Sharon has her braces out for twenty-four hours. She is supposed to take care of Josh but she also has Maria, Brock and Alden come over. Because Sharon doesn't do what Josh asks, Josh runs away from home.
A local television channel organizes a talent competition, offering a trip to Hawaii as a first prize. Sharon forms a team with Maria and enters the competition. To be cool, Maria starts shoplifting and encourages Sharon to do so too.
As Nina steps down as the leader of the students, Sharon enters the election for the new free position. At the same time Brock also enrolls on the race, which enrages Sharon. Then Sharon starts receiving threats to pull out.
Sharon organizes a birthday party for Connor. When she sees Maria's gift, she decides to get a tattoo. Being only 13 and requiring her mother's approval, Sharon tries to convince her mother to let her have a tattoo.