Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday Discussion (3): Good BFFs

This is a weekly event hosted by my Big Sis Amber at Down the Rabbit Hole.  This event is to highlight fun things to discuss about blogging, reading, or life.

This week’s discussion topic is: 
Good Best Friends in books

So this week, we’re discussing good vs. bad examples of best friends in books.  Just like in real life, I think best friends are super important to the characters story development in the books.  As Amber pointed out (over at her Saturday Discussion), there are some “best friends” that are just crappy.  Not because the author doesn’t write them well, they’re just supposed to be bad friends, and many authors do a wonderful job with the cattiness that can ruin a friendship.  I love a story with good best friend relationships, I think they make the main character’s life that much more real when they have true friends that they can turn to when they have a problem.

So anyway, I have the pleasure today of introducing you to some great best friends in some of my favorite books.

Some of the best, best friends:
- Nicole and Phoebe from Oh. My. Gods series by Tera Lynn Child – Nicole isn’t exactly the most normal person, but then again, neither is Phoebe.  I think the way these two get along is absolutely great though.  They have a strange type of connection that is so fun to read.

- Jenna and Sophie from Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins – Jenna is Sophie’s roommate at Hex Hall, the new school she goes to.  Jenna is a social outcast, as is Sophie, but for different reasons. Sophie is the new girl so she’s not really accepted for a while.  Jenna is a vampire accused of murder.  The connection these girls have is slightly odd, but they understand each other.

- Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily from the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard – As bitchy as these girls are to each other, after A shows up, the four friends really do reconnect and they’re truly there for each other.  Of course, they’re still keeping secrets, which makes their story so much better, but the connection they have, because of A, really shows in their friendship.

- Bex, Liz and Cammie from the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter – These girls are the absolute best of friends and I LOVE the way Ally writes their interactions.  They go to school together and work so well together in their missions that you can tell it’s true friendship that keeps them together.

- Xander and Cassia from Matched by Ally Condie – I love the friendship these two have, they’re perfect for each other as matches because they are best friends.  Xander is totally and completely loyal to Cassia, and does everything for her.  The thing I like the most about this friendship is that it has the serious potential to bloom into a real romantic relationship.  Guess I’m going to have to wait until Crossed comes out to see how that plays out. ;)  

I could probably keep going for hours with this list because there are so many phenomenal authors out there who write perfect friendships.

What are some of your favorite BFFs?


  1. I haven't heard of many of your friend pairs but I'm really glad you stuck Cassia and Xander in there because they were great friends! My list includes Nora & Vee from Hush Hush series, Laurel & Chelsea from the Wings series, the trifecta from Harry Potter and Peeta & Katniss. All for different reasons but I love them all together!

  2. A good best friend pairing can really make a book even better. Look at Harry, Ron and Hermoine. I think they epitomize the value of frienship in a book. When the relationships are well written, such as in HP, the readers feel like they're a part of that bond. It just makes the book and characters come to life for me!

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  3. Great pairs that you picked! I haven't read Pretty Little Liars or Matched but I can definitely agree with you about Hex Hall, Gallagher Girls, & Oh My Gods :-)


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