Ten Books About Friendship
- Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares- Four best friends that magically fit in the same pair of pants? I’ll read that any day. This series is the first YA series that I ever read and I still think it’s in top 5 YA books in general. Cute, loving characters that grow up tremendously from book 1 to book 5. This series is unforgettable to me.
- The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton- A group of greasers that stick together through thick and thin? Gimme! The book (and movie) are heartwarming, heart breaking, and fabulous. The boys are dreamy and lovable. The friendship (and brotherhood) is one that I love reading about over and over again.
- Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich- Stephanie and Lula have made me laugh, cry, and eye roll so many times I lost count. They aren’t the typical kind of friends, but they make it work. They work together, they are nice to each other, and they love each other. I love these books because Stephanie and Lula are as favorite friendship pair of mine.
- Alex Cross series by James Patterson- Alex Cross and John Sampson. Best friend since 9 years old and still going strong. They are funny and loving when they are together. They are heartwarming and have a refreshing relationship. They work in such good tandem that you forget they aren’t the same person. The way that Alex describes and talks about Sampson, you can tell that they mean the world to each other. I want to have a group hug with them.
- Women’s Murder Club series by James Patterson- Lindsay and Claire especially, but all four of the women are very good friends. Four women, in all different parts of crime- one a cop, one a reporter, one a medical examiner, and one an attorney- work together to solve the crimes in San Francisco. When they aren’t solving crimes together, they are joking with each other and just having fun like a group of teenage girls. It’s a refreshing relationship because they aren’t secretly talking bad about each other behind backs or backstabbing each other.
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green- Augustus and Hazel are ~in love~ but they are also good friends. They have a natural feeling relationship during the whole book. I never felt like the relationship was forced. I loved these two from the start of the book and their relationship and friendship is one of my favorite.
- Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling- Okay so I’ve never read the books, but I’ve seen a couple of the movies and you’d have to live under a rock to not know much about the series. I know that Harry, Ron, and Hermione are really good friends and hang out all the time. I also know that this is a healthy relationship that many younger kids could learn a lot from.
- Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin- The top lists are of good friendships, but this wouldn’t be a full list if I didn’t also mention the bad friendships. Darcy and Rachel are a train wreck waiting to happen. They don’t trust each other, they often stab each other in the back, and they aren’t good people towards each other. Somehow, they remain friends.
- The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides- The Lisbon sisters are friends in a way. They stick together because they have to. When I think of this book, I think about the relationship between the boys and the sisters, but that’s not really a friendship. That’s why I went with the sisters. They don’t have a healthy friendship, but a needed one.
- Looking for Alaska by John Green- This is like The Virgin Suicides in the way I wasn’t sure if I would consider it a healthy relationship. Pudge is, in a way, obsessed with Alaska. He can’t seem to figure her out. I just don’t know how to describe the friendship, but they are friends and that’s what counts.
Have you read any of these? Did you make a Top Ten Tuesday list?