my top nine books featuring friendships


Top Ten TuesdayIt’s been way too long since my last Top Ten Tuesday, and when I noticed this week’s topic – Top Ten Books Featuring Friendships – I couldn’t pass it up. While I will never be one not to appreciate a cute romantic relationship, I love finding a strong friendship even more in books. Good friendships are rarer in YA novels than in middle grade ones, so my list this week is a mixture of the two {though, really, when is it not?}. What books do you think best feature friendships?

Top Ten Tuesday, is, as always, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The friendship bracelet images I used this week are from HERE!

Betsy-Tacy and Tib

I LOVE the Betsy-Tacy books. I can recall reading about the girls’ adventures when I was little, and now that I think about it, I think it’s time that I check a few of the books out for a re-read. Anyhoo, the friendship between Betsy and Tacy is quite evident, but I really enjoyed when Tib was added to the mix! :)

Code Name VerityI have come across so many lists this week that have featured Code Name Verity, but, if you haven’t read it, please note it is for a good reason. Elizabeth Wein is such a talented writer, and the friendship she developed between the two main characters had me crying at the very end.

The Lonely Hearts Club

I know I can always turn to Elizabeth Eulberg for cute contemporary reads, and The Lonely Hearts Club is no exception. I love that the girls in the story become closer after forming the club; it’s a great example of teenage girls actually sticking up for one another, instead of going behind their back.

The Lions of Little RockThis book is a middle grade that I will recommend to anyone and everyone. Historical fiction can be a hit or a miss for me, but I couldn’t put this one down as I read about Liz and Marlee’s friendship. Despite various dangers and dilemmas, they still manage to keep their friendship strong! :)

Gallagher Girl Series

How could you not mention the Gallagher Girls in a list about friendships? Cammie, Bex, Liz, and Macey always have one another’s back, and their friendship evolves throughout the entire series. Now, if only more books about them were on their way…

The School for Good and Evil

This is the most recent read of mine on this list, but it was clear to me that friendship is an essential part of the story. Agatha and Sophie, while not your typical type of friends and certainly not always the best of friends, really do care for one another. I can’t wait to read the second book!

Sweet Treats and Secret Crushes

Lisa Greenwald, friends, is a terrific author for the middle school audience. She perfectly gets how crushes, embarrassing moments, family, and most importantly for that age, friendships work. While any of her books could easily fit this list, I chose Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes because it displays how even the best of friends have a set of  problems to work through.

Anne of Green GablesAnne and Diana. That is all.


Finally, Winger is a beautiful testament to friendship. I rarely cry due to reading a book, but of the few that I can remember where I did, Winger is one that made me want to bawl. The ending is the WORST.

Have a terrific rest of your Tuesday!


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