Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: F is for Friends Who Do Things Together

Top 10 Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish

I'll Be There For You
At first I didn't think I read a lot of books about friendship. Then the more I thought about it - I've read so many! They may not be directly about friendship, but it plays such an important and integral role in every story.

Ultimately, Harry Potter is about friends. Let's be real . . . Harry would not have survived without the amazing friends he had. Ron, Hermione, Luna, Neville, Hagrid, the list goes on. His friends quickly became is family and he found the home he'd always longed for. How can you argue against it?

Between Liesel and Rudy / Liesel and Max, this book just gets you in the friendship feels! One of the friendships is entirely heartbreaking and the other one is full of hope. Both of the friendships came about in less than ideal situations, but you get so completely invested in the story that it's easy to forget the time period The Book Thief is taking place . . . that is until Markus decides to remind us in completely desalinating ways.

The tree! This is the best tree ever! He gives the little boy everything he can - literally everything. And the boy just wants more, more, more! This tree deserved a much better friend than this boy. But that's the thing - the tree never complained. Just gave, gave, gave. And in the end, he gave the only thing he could . . . friendship.

Aside from her sister, Wren, Cath had been a loner throughout her life. She found more in common with her books and people online than anybody physically around. After a few months of hiding in her dorm room, her roommate befriends her and slowly brings her out of her shell. Of course, this is also helped by Levi *swoon*

Such a unique concept to a novel and I could not put it down. One Day checks in with Dexter and Emma on the same day every year for twenty years. The book starts when they first meet and on. We see them become friends, drift apart, come together again, and so much more. I love that we know nothing about their lives between the yearly "check ups," but grow to care so much for these characters. It's also an interesting look into how our lives can change so drastically without us even knowing.

 What are some of your favorite books that deal with friendship? What do you think about my choices? Did you not realize it until you really thought about it or were the friendships always in the forefront of your mind? Be sure to leave me a link to your list!

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