Today is Best Friends Day and we here at Pique headquarters are celebrating our favorite bookish best friends!
Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger from Harry Potter
The trio we all grew up with, Harry, Ron, and Hermione never had an easy path. We read and watched as these three went through ups and downs in their friendships, but even when they were mad at each other, they always faced the most dangerous tasks together. They all knew that they needed the other two to take down He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.
Bridget Vreeland, Tibby Rollins, Carmen Lowell, Lena Kaligaris from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Years and years ago, four girls found a pair of jeans in a thrift shop that fit their managed to fit each of their very different body shapes. About to spend a summer a part, those jeans became their lifeline to each other. Their friendship lasted through the high school and college years and, more recently, they came back together as adults. These girls shared everything with each other, no matter the distance.
Bo Dickinson and Agnes Atwood from Run
Everybody claims they would do anything for their best friend. Agnes Atwood proves it when her best friend shows up in the middle of the night, begging her to steal a car and run away before the authorities catch her. These girls from opposite worlds will literally take on anything to keep the other safe.
Maddie and Verity from Code Name Verity
Walk up to anyone who’s read this book, say, “Fly the plane, Maddie,” and watch them double over. This twisty historical YA features two teen girls – spies – who get in a plane crash in Nazi-occupied France. Verity is arrested by the Gestapo and is forced to confess or die – but confessing means putting her best friend at risk. Code Name Verity is a story of friendship and loyalty and the lengths you go to protect the ones you love.
Ada Navarra and Corinne Wells from Iron Cast
When a novel opens with one girl breaking the other out of an asylum, you know that these are two girls who mean the world to each other. Ada and Corinne work together in all things – as performers, as con artists, as friends – even though they didn’t always get along so well. This book features one of the closest friendships we’ve ever read and has a truly iconic ending.
Reagan O’Neill and Lilah Montgomery from Open Road Summer
When your best friend is heartbroken, you don’t leave her side. Country superstar, Lilah, therefore insists on bringing her best friend with her on a cross-country tour. The two have to work through travel, fame, heartbreak, friendship, a fake romance, and a real romance over the course of one summer. It’s not easy, but Reagan and Lilah are determined to make it through.
What are your favorite YA friendships? Tweet us @piquebeyond and let us know!