I think that we all have had a best friend either in school, high school or even college. One of my best friends is from College, and I barely remember anybody from school, but, regardless of that, I want to wish you today, June 8, a happy best friend day!
And since we all love reading and books are almost our best friends – I cry in loneliness – I have came up with a list of what are the best friends in literature that you will want to have a your friends!
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Jess Aarons has been practicing all summer so he can be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. And he almost is, until the new girl in school, Leslie Burke, outpaces him. They become fast friends and spend almost every day together playing in the woods and escaping reality. They create this forte that takes them to an imaginary land called Terabithia, but the sweeties the story, the harder the tragic.
I can testify that this is a great story to read and to fall in love with, and it has no age limit. Many people has found solace and has helped people cope with grief and lost, even the younger ones. (Full Review)
Darius The Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He’s a Fractional Persian—half, his mom’s side—and his first-ever trip to Iran is about to change his life.
Darius is simply awkward, a nerd, and so cool! I had a struggle with the whole obsession over The Hobbit, but it was nice enough. Now, Darius has no friends, but then he found Sohrab and his live does change! This is one of those friendship that will warm your heart! Totally what a best friend should look like! They call each other every day almost! (Full review)
Mercy House by Alena Dillon
Inside a century-old row house in Brooklyn, renegade Sister Evelyn and her fellow nuns preside over a safe haven for the abused and abandoned. However, their methods are not what the Church will call pragmatic or conventional, but what is more important is how these women are more than just nuns because they are best friends and support each other through best and worst.
I totally recommend this book. This is pure women empowerment and who they together can confront everything that it is put in their path. Also, what I can say is that some friendships last ages and sometimes grow stronger. (Full Review)
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he?
This book is just too powerful, too strong, and too much of everything to be read in a sitting. There are so many friends, so many relationships, and just so many best friends. The story is just to beautiful, and if you want to know what is to be a Latin@, then this is a great way to start! (Full Review)
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
No need to do much of an intro or explain what this book is about because most of us have read it already and even listen to the book. We know that this is the tragic romantic story of Hazel and Gus, but we forget one of the best interactions and best friend relationships in the story: Gus and Issac.
They were great friends. They got each other backs. They knew each other’s secrets and wanted the best for the other. Not only Gus was there for Issac when her GF broke up with him, but he also went with him to vent and break things to cure the heart. I don’t know what else to say, we all need a Gus as a friend and also an Issac. (Audiobook review / Is it Really the Fault in our Stars?)
Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson is full of best friends, and relationships that will last, hopefully, eons! We have Percy and Grover, Percy and Annabeth, we have Leo and Piper, Jason and Leo, and the list goes on!
They risk their lives to save their friends and to save the world. They go on massive road trips throughout the world for weeks, and they don’t kill each other, what else do you need to do to be called BFF?? I don’t think much XD
What is your favorite best friend in books?
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