A strong friendship will shine through the darkest of times. That’s why for this week’s topic I couldn’t just focus on books about friendship. I had to use some of my favorite friendships along with some of the books that have friendship as it’s main focus….because let’s face it some friendships deserve books all their own.
1. Rosetta and Will in I Shall Be Near to You. I absolutely loved their friendship. A tender and understanding friendship Will and Rosetta were able to rely on eachother to keep their secrets and find some solace in a rough world. Will accepted Rosetta in a way that her husband couldn’t always do and Rosetta accepted Will for just what he was.
2. Cath and Reagan Fangirl. Cath helped to mellow out Reagan’s rough edges while Reagan helped pull Cath out her shell. They were two completely different people but their personalities really complimented eachother.
3. Alexia and Ivy Parasol Protectorate Series Because every girl needs a loyal, slightly silly friend like Ivy in their life.
4. Every Character in The Beautiful Ruins. The book itself is not about friendship, however I can’t say that one friendship or relationship is better than another. It’s a beautiful book with some absolutely characters.
5. Just about every character’s relationship with Liesel in The Book Thief. Liesel is easily the character that drives the story forward but she, the sweet little girl that she is, has wonderful friendships with her adoptive parents and all of the people around her, including the woman of the house where she likes to steal books from.
6. All of the characters within The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society The people of the Island of Guernsey are a group of friends that I would just love to be a part of. They clung together to survive the German occupation.
7. Ocean at the End of the Lane. The friendship is central to the book’s plot, so if I talk at all about the friendship it will ruin the plot…so go read the book!
8. Scout, Jem and Dill from To Kill a Mockingbird The three of them have the iconic childhood friendship.
9. Iris and Clara from Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister This retelling done in a way that only Gregory Maguire (Author Of Wicked) can tell, is a great example of a friendship built between two stepsisters.
10. Nick and Gatsby from The Great Gatsby. Nick is a loyal friend to Gatsby all the way to the end.
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