Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ten Books About Friendship

Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This Week's Topic:
Ten Books About Friendship
Racquel's picks
Finding books with friendships is hard. Because finding a friend character who's not just a device to make the main character realize something is hard. I really wanted to find friendships between a main character and a CHARACTER, not a device.

01. Audrey and Victoria from Audrey, Wait!
You know in books where the main character is the quieter one and the best friend is the crazy, outspoken fashionista one (I think we've reached maximum quota for this trope about two years ago, I wine be able to handle reading about another book like this)? Well, that's not the case in Audrey, Wait!!

02. Will and Jem from The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. This quote says it at all and it's spot on:
"You merged your souls when you were both children." -From Clockwork Princess
03. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas.... yeah. Um. Just read it. LOL. That's all I can say. 

04. Annabel and Owen from Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. become friends then the romantic stuff comes. I WANT MORE BOOKS LIKE THIS! Please give me suggestions like this!! I know there are books where the main character and a character are already friends at the beginning of the book and they they become romantically involved. Nope, I'm not looking for that! I'm looking for books where the main character meets someone during the book, they become friends then they become romantically involved. 

05. Rose and Lissa from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. This one is kind of self explanatory! Rose and Lissa have each other's backs, even when they both gain a significant other. 

06. Karou and Zuzana from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Zuzana wanted to pee in a balloon and dumped on Karou's ex-boyfriend's head. THAT'S FRIENDSHIP!

07. Courtney and Jocelyn and Jordan and B.J. from Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt. This is a very fun pick because Two-Way Street is a crazy book and the friends just add to that craziness.

08. Cammie, Bex, Macey and Liz from The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter. Six books of solid friendship!! (except I haven't read the last book so I'm not sure if one went rogue or died or something. I tried finding spoilers but I couldn't.)

09. Holly and her group of friends from The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt. This is different because Holly's group of friends are all guys and then she becomes really good friends with her best friend's girlfriend. This was a different dynamic that showed 1) a guy bff 2) a guy GROUP friendship and 3) gaining a female best friend and learning how that's different. 

10. Dom and Amy from Anatomy of a Boyfriend + Anatomy of a Single Girl by Daria Snadowsky. Another crazy one! It shows the friendship lasting through high school and college and the major changes that transition brings. These two books are just FANTASTIC all around.

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