Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hello Lovelies!

It's Tuesday again, and The Broke and the Bookish's prompt for this week is Top Ten Books About Friendship.

I'm not going to lie. I had a hard time this week. I could think of one, no problem, but the rest, I really had to scour my bookshelves (both digitallly and physically) to come up with some answers. 

So in countdown style (from hardest to think of to the biggest duh)...

10. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld: Now I might not be super enthusiastic about the rest of the series, but I can't deny that Shay and Tally's friendship starts off super strong. Tally follows Shay into the wild world alone. That seems like a pretty strong foundation for friendship. 

9. The Selection by Kiera Cass: I really enjoyed America and Marlee's friendship. I wish they'd been more open with each other, but I think it's obvious that they care for and support each other.

8. Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery: Paloma and Ozu are darling friends even with their huge age difference.

7. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry: Annemarie and Ellen are a pretty fantastic standard for friendship. I mean, how many friends can you count on to hide you from Nazis?

6. Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery: The Little Prince has many friends through out his travels, but I think I appreciate his friendship with the pilot the most. 

5. Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls: Oh god, this book killed me in my childhood. But it gives the best descriptions of childhood friendship between owner and pet that I've ever read.

4. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman: Lyra spends most of the book chasing after her kidnapped best friend Roger. If that's not a strong friendship, I don't know what is. 

3. Toot & Puddle by Holly Hobbie: Every single Toot & Puddle book focuses on how strong their friendship is. It's strong enough for one to go traveling without the other, it's strong enough to find a birthday present when it seems like there isn't one left, and it's strong enough to make one friend go out and find the other. 

2. Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce (particularly Sandry's Book): This series is all about four friends bonding together and strengthening their own power and self-confidence through the friendships they create with each other. 

1. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling : I pretty much assume if this isn't on your list, you never read it. Or you're trying to be original. Either way, Harry Potter is entirely about friendship. And that's part of why it's my favorite series. 

So what books are on your list, lovelies?

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