Hulu's series PEN15 focuses on two girls navigating seventh grade and standing out among their peers. The creators, Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine, portray fictional versions of their 13-year-old selves in the year 2000. The rest of the cast consists of real-life adolescents. The article discusses various characters in the show, highlighting their likable and unlikable qualities. It emphasizes Maya and Anna's experiences, including bullying, racism, and their relationships with other characters. The article concludes by praising Maya as a relatable and likable character.