It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic:
Top Ten Books About Friendship
I love this topic. And it’s going to be a very easy one to do! I love any book with a really, really good friendship or one that addresses the complications and complexities of friendships as well. You don’t need a long intro. Here are the best of the best, in my book.
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) – J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) – J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) – J.K. Rowling
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
I just love the friendships in the book. Both between Dee and Reagan and Dee and Matt Finch. (Matt Finch!!) They just really warmed my heart and take you through what best friendship really is. I already want to re-read this book. Will probably have to do that over the summer.
Nantucket Blue/Nantucket Red by Leila Howland
I can’t even begin to tell you how much these two books meant to me because I just saw so much of myself in Cricket — but these books also have a different kind of representation of friendship. Cricket really struggles with her best friend Jules after Jules’ mom passes away. It’s really interesting to see how these two girls handle this struggle throughout both books and how friendships really go through several ups and downs.
Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
I LOVED how this book addresses the boy-girl friendship. I really related with so much of this book as well. It was so much fun to read and look back on my life and see those parallels!
Roomies by Tara Altebrando and Sara Zarr
Roomies is a story of I think a lot of us can identify with, even if we didn’t have that same exact roommate experience — even if you didn’t go to college or have a roommate, it’s still hard to make that friendship with someone for the first time without knowing anything about them and I really liked how these two girls had to get to know each other with nothing whatsoever to go on.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
I love the friendship that developed between Eleanor and Park. They were both sort of misfits that found a place in the world with each other. They taught each other so much, even without a romantic aspect involved and I really loved how they were just there for each other and got to know each other with little to no judgement.
Walk Two Moons
I just finished my re-read of Walk Two Moons and I’m still totally in love with it. It was great to see how different Sal was and how she came to be friends with the kids that she did at her school. I like how even though she was pretty different from the other kids regarding background and appearance, her friendships formed easily. She definitely grew from the new friends she made in Ohio and they opened her eyes to her own personal situations as well as situations she had never been in before.