Hi all! To celebrate National Best Friend Day, I thought I’d share some of my favorite friendships in YA. So let’s start!
Maddie & Verity
Code Name Verity is one of my all time favorite books — it is so heartbreaking and beautiful and stunning and there are just no words to describe how much I love this book. I especially love how the friendship between the two main characters is the main theme in the novel. Having a novel focus on two best friends while they work together during WWII was the perfect combination.
Bex & Cammie
The Gallagher Girls is a series full of awesome female friendships! I love the relationships Cammie has with Bex, Liz, and Macey. These four stick together through so much and our so supportive of each other. Cammie and Bex especially complement each other in a wonderful way and have such a strong friendship.
Emmy, Caro, & Drew
I loved the dynamic between Emmy and her two best friends, Caro and Drew, in Emmy & Oliver. These three have such a fun friendship. I love that they could tease each other one minute, but still seriously be there the next. It was great seeing how welcoming they were for Oliver and how they tryied to help him adjust to his new life.
Will & Jem
Oh man, The Infernal Devices is one of my favorite series, and that in part is do the best love triangle I have read. What makes is so great is that it is between best friends, but they want what’s best for each other, even if that means they do not end up with the woman they love. Will and Jem love each other so much, that they put aside their own feelings to make the other one happy.
Safi & Iseult
I loved Safi and Iseult’s friendship in Truthwitch. Safi and Iseult are Threadsisters, and their relationship is beautiful. Safi is a bit reckless, but Iseult makes up for it by being calm and collected. All in all, they balance each other out perfectly, and make a pretty badass fighting duo, too.
Celaena & Nehemia
In the Throne of Glass series, Celaena and Nehemiah are both determined women fighting, Celaena for her freedom and Nehemiah for her country. I love how Nehemia befriended Celaena and how close they became. Even more, I love how Nehemia tried to inspire Celaena into action and to fight for a greater cause.
There are plenty of other friendships that I love out there, but these are the ones I wanted to highlight. I especially wanted to feature friendships that never turn into a romance. While I love the best friends to lovers trope (if it’s done well!), I think it’s important to portray strong friendships in books as well. So now you know a few of my favorite book friendships! But tell me, which friendships are your favorite? I want to know!
Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Bookssays:June 8, 2016 at 7:41 PM
My fav friendships are Harry/Hermione, the girls from the BSC, Emi & Charlotte in Everything Leads to You, and the 5-way friendships in The Raven Cycle books 🙂
Jordansays:June 8, 2016 at 8:41 PM
Yes, how could I forget about Harry & Hermione—I love them!! I haven’t read any of the other books you listed, but I’m happy to hear that they have great friendships! 🙂
JMsays:June 22, 2016 at 6:45 AM
I love the friendship between Safiya & Iseult, and Celaena and Nehemia as well! Those ladies were like the epitome of badass, and I can’t wait to read more about them, well except for the latter, because… I think you know what I mean… :'( Anyway, great post, love! 🙂
Jordansays:June 22, 2016 at 7:52 AM
Thank you! I too am excited to read more about Safi & Iseult! And I definitely know what you mean … :'(
Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Loversays:July 3, 2016 at 7:18 PM
WILL & JEM YESSSSSS! Their friendship is precious! Great post. I love that the book community is starting to care so much about friendship in books.
– Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover
Jordansays:July 3, 2016 at 7:32 PM
Me too! My friends are some of the most important people in my life so I always love reading about friendships in books! 🙂
CWsays:August 11, 2016 at 4:24 AM
I’m happy to see that Celeana and Nehemia get a mention! I really, really connected with their friendship and the dynamic between them. And I totally agree – Nehemia inspired Celeana and gave her strength and courage. I wish we could have seen more of them though.
I haven’t read Emmy and Oliver, but I heard that it’s a great book. Can’t wait to read it and become acquainted with their friendship.
Great post! 🙂
Jordansays:August 11, 2016 at 3:31 PM
I wish we could’ve seen more of them, too. And Emmy & Oliver is such a great book! I hope you love it! Thank you! 🙂