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Young Adult Meets The Princess Bride

Two of my favorite things are book recommendations and pop culture mash-ups. I had a blast coming up with some mash-ups to blend young adult novels and Disney movies as well as YA Meets Friends and as I was thinking about The Princess Bride (as one does) and started coming up with recommendations for the characters. Before I knew it, my new post was already in the works!

YOUNG ADULT meets the princess bride

PRINCESS BUTTERCUP

First up, Princess Buttercup! I aimed to pick a few books about princesses in a jam or “commonplace” girls who got tangled up with royalty, and not always in the best way. I also, of course, had to include THE SCORPIO RACES for the girl who enjoys nothing more than riding her horse.

princess buttercup book recs

WESTLEY

Westley was a hard person to choose books for… I almost chose two adult books — RED SEAS UNDER RED SKIES by Scott Lynch (because pirates) and THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss (because wit, humor, craftsmanship, and dedication) but since this was The Princess Bride meets YA, I had to stick to that!

Westley book recs

  • Josef totally reminded me of Inigo and I loved the witty and clever leadership from Eli. Okay, this is technically adult but I felt like it read even lower than YA so I went with it! | THE SPIRIT THIEF by Rachel Aaron
  • The greatest love of all time, pulled apart and reunited | DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor
  • Perfecting a craft and learning to own up to a new role, including figuring out the politics of the corrupt “royalty” | SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo
  • Mostly dead… “What you got here that’s worth living for?”   “Truueeee loooveeee” | IF I STAY by Gayle Forman

INIGO MONTOYA

Inigo’s picks were solely badass main characters who are skillful and the best at what they do. Part assassin, part revenge, part loyal friend.

inigo book recs

  • The best at knife (sword) play | SCARLET by A.C. Gaughen
  • A badass assassin with a vengeful streak | THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas
  • A royal assassin and muscle who is simply the best but sometimes whose skills are abused based on who she works for | GRACELING by Kristin Cashore
  • Stealthy, skillful, on the war path | GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers

VIZZINI

I had to include one more set of book recommendations for Vizzini because they were just too good. Some of these were just easy ones to pick including some anti-heroes (even though Vizzini is really just an antagonist and not an anti-hero) but I thought he’d align well with these characters/crews! (I also cheated a bit since technically MISTBORN and VICIOUS are adult books but MISTBORN did get remarketed as YA and VICIOUS is just a great crossover).

vezzini book recs

  • Heading up a crew of the The Dregs | SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo
  • A leader of misfits whose final goals are not necessarily the most noble | MISTBORN by Brandon Sanderson
  • A lead who is tangled up in a few war games and dabbles in the grey areas | WHITE CAT by Holly Black
  • A story of utter revenge and ruthlessness to gain power | VICIOUS by V.E. Schwab

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Young Adult Meets Friends

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I have loved Friends for a long time now — in fact, I’ve become a little obsessed. It’s hard to believe the show has been off the air for ten years and yet there are still so many diehard fans out there! I’m always watching re-runs and I used to fall asleep to Friends every night. Just recently, my husband (who has always been a Seinfeld fan) has really been getting into the Friends re-runs when we catch them on TV and of course we have the introduction of the show to Netflix (which promptly instigated binge-watches of the entire show amongst many of my friends)!

I had a blast with my Young Adult Meets Disney post (which actually went a little different than this post) and I really just love mashing up books and pop culture. I had the idea to use Friends as the inspiration for another mash-up and after much brainstorming, you’ll see my carefully crafted picks below!

YA BOOKS AS DESCRIBED BY FRIENDS TITLES

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YA BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FRIENDS

THE ONE WITH THE FANTASY BUZZ

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

FRIEND MOST LIKELY TO ENJOY IT: Ross Gellar

Where to Find It: Amazon | Goodreads | Review

friends_dots_borderTHE ONE WITH THE SUPERHEROES

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

FRIEND MOST LIKELY TO ENJOY IT:  Joey Tribbiani

Where to Find It: Amazon | Goodreads | Review

friends_dots_borderTHE ONE WITH THE FEMALE UNDERCOVER AGENT

Also Known As by Robin Benway

FRIEND MOST LIKELY TO ENJOY IT: Chandler Bing

Where to Find It: Amazon | Goodreads | Review

friends_dots_borderTHE ONE WITH THE PSYCHICS

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

FRIEND MOST LIKELY TO ENJOY IT: Phoebe Buffay

Where to Find It: Amazon | Goodreads | Review

friends_dots_borderTHE ONE WHERE SHE GOT ON THE TRAIN

Just One Day by Gayle Forman

FRIEND MOST LIKELY TO ENJOY IT: Rachel Green

Where to Find It: Amazon | Goodreads | Review

friends_dots_borderTHE ONE WITH THE COMPETITIVE SPIRIT

On the Fence by Kasie West

FRIEND MOST LIKELY TO ENJOY IT: Monica Gellar

Where to Find It: Amazon | Goodreads | Review

friends_dots_border So what do YOU think? Which YA books would you match up with Friends episode titles? What books would you recommend for the Friends? And aren’t you sort of craving a Friends YA retelling?!

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