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Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Books about Friendship
1. The Harry Potter Series—You may think it’s clique, but the trio—Harry, Ron, and Hermione—have taught millions of people all over the world what friendship means. Friendship can survive arguments, crushes, deaths, and even dark magic. The trio teaches us that our backgrounds and family situations don’t define us, our choices do. Harry, Ron, and Hermione are their own special family that is stronger than blood.
2. A Time for Dancing & The Farther You Run by Davida Willa Hurwin—Samantha and Juliana (Sam and Jules) have been best friends forever, but the summer after junior year something unexpected happens, Juliana finds out she has cancer, and she won’t make it. This heartbreaking story of friendship is one of the best out there.
3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green—Yes, many people know about Hazel and Gus’s relationship, but I think the friendship between Gus and Isaac is notable. Isaac’s condition (cancer in his eyes) is what leads Gus to joining the Support Group. They are very, very close (probably due to there common illness--cancer in general) and enjoy playing video games with each other.
4. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson—This may seem like an odd book to have on this list, but it’s important to note that the love between friends often lasts past the friendship.
5. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares—Lena, Carmen, Bridget, and Tibby! I love these girls!
6. Bridge to Terbithia by Katherine Paterson—Jesse and Leslie’s friendship is a prime example of friendship.
7. The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater—I like the gang—Gansey, Ronan, Noah, and Adam. They are always there for each other is their strange way.
8. Drama by Raina Telgemeier—Callie so easily becomes such good friends with Jesse and Justin. I love it; she accepts her friends for who they are!
9. Rules by Cynthia Lord—Catherine befriends Jason, a paraplegic boy, and doesn’t let that embarrass her in front of the popular girls at school. Way to go Catherine! You are such a good friend.
10. Charlotte’s Web by EB White—Nothing says friendship like this book. Charlotte sacrifices the last days of her life to invest in Wilbur’s future.