Top Ten Books With Great Friendships
1. Sephy and Callum from the Noughts and Crosses series: This series explores friendships and relationships in a society that is divided and plagued with prejudice and discrimination, it makes for a thought-provoking and emotional read (you can read my review of the series here).
2. Clary and Simon from The Mortal Instruments: This is one of the predominant friendships from the series, in my mind, but it could cover all of the friendship groups in this series.
3. Bella and Alice from Twilight: Yes, I’m mentioning the dreaded series that is amazingly popular with the population in general, and apparently amazingly unpopular in the book-blogging community! It has been quite a while since I’ve read these, but Bella and Alice’s friendship stands out (also I completely prefer book-Bella to movie-Bella, because from what I can tell book-Bella actually, you know, smiles).
4. Becky and Jessica from the Shopaholic series: I LOVED these books (the movie was such a let-down) and watching the relationship develop between two such different characters (who happen to be long-lost sisters) was highly entertaining and at times very funny.
5. Anne and Diana from Anne of Green Gables: I am well overdue a reread of this book (I didn’t realise it was a series?!). I read it when I was a lot younger and have put it in my Classics Club to-read list, but I remember really enjoying this book and the friendship between these characters.
6. George and Lennie from Of Mice and Men: I studied this book for an English exam a few years ago, and even though we analysed this short story to within an inch of its life, I still really enjoyed it, and found the friendship between two grown men to be very interesting and endearing. Definitely worth a read.
7. Shazzer, Jude and Tom from Bridget Jones’ Diary: I actually love this movie adaptation, and I love the friendships in this story. Amazingly well written and hilarious, I’m still not sure how I feel about the most recent addition to this series, at the minute I’m just refusing to read it!
8. Brie, Charlie, Walker and Daisy from Pretty Things: I LOVED this book, it is so good and explores many issues such as sexuality and discovering who you really are and who you want to be. All of the characters develop through the story and are likable in their own way. I remember this as being a great read!
9. Mia and Lily from The Princess Diaries: Another movie adaptation I completely loved, I’m pretty sure I had a minor Princess Diaries fascination growing up, and I loved Mia and Lily’s friendship in this series (I guess you could throw Michael in there too).
10. Harry, Ron and Hermione from Harry Potter.