Sure, most of the YA community is obsessed with SHIPs and OTPs and all other types of romance, because let’s be real, that’s fun to talk about. And it gives us the feels in alllllll the right places. But to me and (I’m sure) lots of other people in the #BroodyBFF community, FRIENDSHIP is actually wayyy better. It can be so so much more fun to read about, and still give you feels (although they’re a little different). Just think of all of your favorite books all time. Most likely, they had REALLY FRICKIN SOLID friendships to get them through their ordeals. Or else they wouldn’t have succeeded. And that’s what makes them special. Today, as part of the Broody BFF Challenge #7, we’re going to be talking about the best YA friendships I can think of. While you’re here, check out Becoming a Main Character (almost) as Awesome as Me on Goodreads!
WARNING: THERE’S SPOILERS FOR HARRY POTTER BELOW
I feel like this’ll probably show up on everybody’s lists, but it’s so true. Sure, Ron and Hermione ended up together in the end, but the entire time they were in school (aka when the books took place) it was about the strongest friendship I’ve ever seen, and it basically set me up for super unrealistic expectations of what I want to have as I grow up. And, I mean, I had it in middle school for 2 years, but now that I’ve lost it I kind of like to return to the solace of the books, yanno? It’s the best friendship adventure I could think of, and is the vision of healthy relationships.
Code Name Verity
I don’t remember all of the details of this book, but I do know that it’s told dual perspective from two best friends, and set up for a slow burn reveal that KILLSSS ME and left me reeling for days. I will recommend this book to literally anyone who enjoys YA historical fiction (and people who don’t, because you never know) because the friendship is perfect and the plot is perfect. Bottom line, this is a must read.
Percy, Annabeth were great friends. I adored them and their relationship, but I never really shipped them like I do other m/f friendships. I mean, they obviously fit together really well, but at the same time they were FRIENDS TILL THE END and I loved it. Although the main point of this book wasn’t their friendship, I think it came across really well.
I’ll Give You the Sun
Admittedly, this isn’t quite a friendship, but it’s a brother sister relationship that’s basically friendship that got explored A LOT through the book. It wasn’t all sunny in friendship land, but the way everything went down made me feel like it was a really good look at true friends/brother sister love. My mom would disagree with you and say that one of the two is simply an asshole, but I don’t see it that way. I dunno.
What are the best books about friendship? What does a strong friendship mean to you? Do you prefer books with romance or friendship?
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