Monday, February 22, 2016


Obviously, that's not what real friendship is about. True friends have a serious bond, one that isn't easily shaken. Here are a few books with some great friendships that are just that- and don't try to become anything else. (Immediately you may think of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, but that's too mainstream for me ;D)

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles): Marissa Meyer- 
      Friendship: Cinder and Iko
          I will be the first one to gush about Cinder and Iko, her android companion. I've been with TLC from the very beginning, and to see their friendship blossom and endure countless trials has been something really impressive. Cinder's grounded personality and Iko's constant positive outlook (and her blunt honesty) are two qualities that let them complement each other, and they don't let any differences change their BFF status. If you'd like to start their journey, click here to find book 1.

Code Name Verity: Elizabeth Wein-
      Friendship: "Verity" and Maddie
           Unfortunately, I haven't had the pleasure of reading this one yet, but I've heard some great things about the strong friendship in Wein's novel. And it's a time when friendship is hard to keep going- World War II. Click here to see how their friendship works.  

An Abundance of Katherines: John Green-
      Friendship: Colin and Hassan
          Male friendships seem to be even rarer than female ones in YA fiction- often it too turns into 'something more.' But Colin and Hassan are best friends that are just that. They support each other's crazy ideas, annoy each other, and ultimately...remain friends. Most people by now have read John Green's Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, and The Fault in our Stars, but AAOK is my favorite of all of his novels. It's funny, smart, and presents a new way of thinking that ultimately changes the way you perceive others. Click here to find out how.

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