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November 27: Platonic Relationships In Books
So often we focus on romantic interests in books but sometimes it is fun to read about great friendships. Especially when you struggle to make friendships in real life. I often end up a tad jealous but need to keep in mind often like book romances, book friendships are better than reality. Here are some of my favorites over the years.
Ten Friendships that I Envied.
- Jane and her gang: One of the things I love most about Molly Harper’s books is that she writes great friendships. Out of all the friendships on this list, this is the one I’m most envious over. I so wanted to have a group of girlfriends like Jane did in this series.
- Chris Shane and Agent Vann: Chris and Vann have such great chemistry that their friendship is what saved book two for me. Hope there is a book three!
- Kirk and Spock: “I have been, and always shall be your friend” is the iconic quote of Spock that even non-Trekkies have heard before. The friendship between these two characters was so great that it even manifested in the actors who played the roles. Spock and Kirk have a friendship that anyone would envy.
- Mercy and Zee/Mercy and Stefan: It was a toss-up between Mercy and Zee or Mercy and Stefan’s friendship. In my opinion, both are equally important in Mercy’s life. Both almost border on father figures in her life so I almost didn’t include them but regardless both men have Mercy’s back.
- Charley and Cookie: I love Charley and Cookie together so freaken much. Maybe it is because the series is over (for me) but I feel like I’ve lost my best friend now that the series is finished.
- Elisa and Lulu: These two have an interesting relationship in this book. You can see that they used to be really close but time and distance have affected their friendship. I look forward to seeing these two figure out how to move forward together in book two.
- Merit and Mallory: Part of the reason Elisa and Lulu have such a great friendship it might have to do with the fact that their mothers were close friends and they probably spent a lot of time together as children. Of course, Mallory and Merit had some rough patches over the course of the series but managed to reconnect and Mallory is right there fighting alongside Merit in the end.
- Rachel, Ivy, and Jenks: This friendship is the heart of the entire series and without it, this would have been a very different story. These three always had each other’s backs and that is something I have always wanted in my life.
- Harry and Hermione: For much of the story it feels like a trio of friends building a family while at school together but by the last book I thought Harry and Hermione’s friendship really comes out. It felt that Hermione truly and Harry were truly a team that Ron couldn’t quite live up to. Perhaps it was because Harry and Hermione both came from Muggle homes and Ron had a longer history in the wizarding world. Whatever the reason I felt that the bond, the friendship, between Harry and Hermione was strongest in this book.
- Acheron and Simi: I almost didn’t put this friendship on the list but in the end couldn’t find a better one to take its place. My hesitation came from this feels more like a parent/child relationship than a friendship not that parents can’t be friends with their children but it does give a different feel to the relationship than a platonic non-relative one. But like I said I couldn’t find one I liked more and decided to include Acheron and Simi.
This week’s list was more challenging than I expected. Being that I read a lot of romance the friendship bonds tend to have that romantic element that disqualified them from this week’s list. What great book friendships made it on to your list? Share in the comments!