Averted in that the show was intended to play both to kids experiencing puberty and to adults remembering it. However most adults found the plot to be tedious (which it sort of is) and most of the jokes only work from an adult perspective.
Tear Jerker: Some of the lines in Get Me What I Need are pretty sad, when you remember Archie has a terminal illness.
Here's the problem, every minute, every second that I wait, might be too late...
Alternate Character Interpretation: Most viewers tend to think that this is a straightforward story about the bad girl, Evie, corrupting the good girl, Tracy, and that Evie's guardian, Brooke, is just completely clueless when she claims that it is Tracy who is having the bad influence on Evie. But while Evie definitely seems to have problems at the beginning of the film, she still seems to become much less functional as her friendship with Tracy progresses, and it must be noticed that she and Tracy increasingly exclude Evie's other friends almost as much as they exclude Tracy's former friends. So it may be that the two are having a bad influence on each other, and that it's not all a one-way street.
Unintentionally Unsympathetic: Tracy. In the pursuit of popularity, she ends up throwing all of her decency, self-worth and common sense out the window. It's shown that even though she wasn't that well-liked before she started hanging out with Evie and still had personal issues then, in the end she ended up being much worse off (beforehand, she at least had good, true friends, was an honor student and respected her mother; ultimately, everyone had abandoned her, their relationship was strained and was now about to flunk the 7th grade). It almost makes one ask after seeing all that she sacrificed, "Was It Really Worth It??"