By: Cait Marie
It’s Friday again, so it’s time for another list of favorites! I’ve actually been struggling with themes and topics for these posts, hence, the infrequency. However, a beautiful list was brought to my attention (shout out to Brittany over at Bookishly Brittknee!), full of ideas. You can find the full list, which I am oh-so-grateful for, over at Something of the Book!
Today’s theme is fictional friendships. As some of you may know from past posts, characters are the most important part of a story for me. I can get through a book with a mediocre plot if I love the characters enough. Friendships are a vital part of that character love. This technically doesn’t specify book friendships, so I’m going to include some TV characters as well.
Without further ado…
Top 5 Favorite Fictional Friendships (Books)
Harry, Ron, and Hermione
Of course I have to include the OG trio. The three that taught me what true friendship and bravery was. They’re everything.
Feyre and Rhysand
SPOILERS FOR A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES.
At the end of ACOTAR, Feyre has made a deal with Rhys to spend a week with him every month in exchange for his help through the trials Under the Mountain. In A Court of Mist and Fury, we see this deal come to light, and though Feyre doesn’t want to be in the Night Court and claims to hate its High Lord, they slowly grow closer and become friends.
“I did not mind stepping out of the shadows, did not mind even being in the shadows to begin with, so long as he was with me. My friend through so many dangers—who had fought for me when no one else would, even myself.” — A Court of Mist and Fury, Sarah J. Maas
Juliette and Kenji
I love Kenji with all my heart. He’s my favorite in the Shatter Me series and I want him to by my best friend. Between calling her “Princess” or “J” and not being afraid to tell her how it is, to suck it up and stop being dramatic because more important things are happening around them than her relationships… he’s just the best.
Will and Jem
Parabatai, in the Shadowhunter world, are bonded by a rune as partners. They fight better together, their runes are stronger on one another, they’re usually best friends… Will and Jem are constantly fighting for each other, sacrificing their own happiness or health for the other, and, of course, teasing each other relentlessly. They are the heart and soul of The Infernal Devices, and their love triangle with Tessa is the only one that never bothered me. Because really, who could pick between them?
Simon, Leah, and Nick
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is one of my all-time favorite books. I love their trio, and not just because I have so much in common with them. I love their humor and their ability to get through the challenges they face. In the end, their always there for each other.
Top 5 Favorite Fictional Friendships (TV Shows)
Cory and Shawn
Boy Meets World will forever be my favorite show, and nothing will ever top their friendship. Even in Girl Meets World, Shawn came and became a regular in the end.
Eleven and Amy
Fish fingers and custard forever.
Shawn and Gus
Psych is one of those shows that I can watch repeatedly and never get sick of it. It’s cheesy, but I love every second of it. Especially Shawn and Gus’s lifelong friendship, full of fist pumps, made up names, and all sorts of shenanigans.
Jake and Charles
Remember that time Brooklyn Nine Nine was cancelled and I freaked out? No? Well, I did and I wrote a whole article about how it shouldn’t be… then it was picked up by NBC less than 24 hours later, before I could even publish the article, because we all basically broke the internet. Good times…
Leslie and Ann
Who knew that a pit would lead to such a beautiful friendship? I love Parks and Recreation, and all the various friendships, but none top theirs.
“Ovaries before brovaries.”
— Parks and Recreation
Magnus and Clary
I basically just included them so I could mention how much I love him calling her “biscuit.” Because I do. It’s my favorite thing ever.
“Hope is all that keeps us going sometimes, Biscuit.”
— City of Heavenly Fire, Cassandra Clare
The Inner Circle
Basically, every one in the Night Court in A Court of Mist and Fury. They’re the best. I even named my cat Azriel!
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