Oh PH, also - High School. Yeah not my thing either. I had friends, I still have some of those friends, but I pretty much avoided all the drama by being quiet. I wasn't one of the popular kids and really didn't have those aspirations - didn't drink for quite a few years, and they'd show up to dances drunk (ugh); I was probably kind of nerdy then but nobody called it that. I never felt like I fit in that well.
It most definitely does not qualify anywhere near any of the best years of my life. If there were good things those years, it had nothing to do with the life of High School. I liked learning, I was great in math, so that was okay. Of course popular kids don't appreciate it when you're good in math; they don't care, right? lol
I was definitely a late bloomer. I don't have any hatred and wasn't mistreated. I was pretty much quietly ignored for the most part.