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Top Ten Books About Friendship

I love talking about my favorite book besties. There are so many classic duos to list too…

Top Ten Books About Friendship

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(Best friends hate the same things. Especially Advanced Potions).

1. Anne of Green Gables– That’s what I absolutely LOVE about the first couple of books. It’s all Anne and Diana. Besties who have completely different backgrounds but who love puffy-sleeved dresses and cherry cordial (whoops on the last one…)

2. Harry Potter– Harry and Ron are my fave for life. Especially in the Goblet of Fire when jealousy rears its ugly head and they get past it like champs. Because they’re bros for life and also because they’re not girls.

3. The Fellowship of the Ring– Frodo and Sam are EPIC together! Sam is like an older brother to Frodo and so much of the books center on the strength of their friendship.

4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower– Oh, this book. I really should do a retro-review of this one. It’s SO GOOD. Charlie’s progression through the book is so moving, and as he slowly makes friends, it reminds you of your own group and how special it is.

5. Someone Like You– by Sarah Dessen. You may also know this book by its movie with Mandy Moore. It’s really about coming together and being a rock for your friends.

6. Paper Towns– Epic roadtrip with your very best friends? CHECK. Q’s friends are hilarious, and their journey to find Margo will make you wish you were in high school again (…or not. yeah, not).

7. Sense and Sensibility– Sisters can also be besties. I love the relationship between Austen’s characters here. Plus, fun fact, this was the first Jane Austen book I ever read!

8. The Princess Diaries– Mia and Lilly are classic best friend material. They get each other and are the ying to the other’s yang.

9. Feeling Sorry for Celia– by Jaclyn Moriarty. I don’t know how many people have read this book, but it was one of my favorites in high school. The story is told through notes, letters, post-its and other random messages. Very touching and super funny.

10. Maybe One Day – by Melissa Kantor. I haven’t read this book yet, but the Goodreads premise promises a book about sickness, friendship and finding yourself. Win!

Who are your favorite book BFFs?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Paper Towns has been on my TBR list for way too long! I seriously need to make room for it in my reading pile, SOONER rather than later.

  • tam

    I loved the perks of being a wallflower, so moving and emotional. I thought the writing style was very in kept with displaying how the character of Charlie feels. The film was also a good adaptation I thought. I also enjoyed paper towns, I like a road trip narrative. Of course you can’t bet Harry Potter for a book about friendship too! Tam

  • Lisa Schensted

    Frodo + Sam FOR LIFE.