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I've always been an avid reader. There's just something very magical
and amazing about reading and it fills a hole in my heart that
sometimes I wasn't aware existed. For instance, maybe it's because I
moved around so much as a child, but I've never really had a best
friend. One who knows me so completely, someone who stands by me,
sticks up for me and to whom I tell all my secrets.
favourite stories of late all contain one huge thing - strong
friendships with characters who are there for each other and support one
another. Because with these strong friendships in books I feel as I am
able to live vicariously through the main characters and experience
these emotional connections in a way that I possibly don't get in real
life. I crave that.
So here are some of my favourite friendships
in the books I've been reading. I'd love for you to share your own
favourite literary friendships!
Harry, Ron and Hermione from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
of my favourite scenes in Harry Potter, especially in the last two
books are when Harry goes over all stoic and solitary believing that
he'll bear the weight of this dangeous mission on his own and Hermione
and Ron are there to tell him that he is not alone. And while Harry
Potter can sometimes feel apart from his friends and family in so many
ways, I do so love his entire support network, from Hermione and the
Weasleys to Hagrid and Dobby and everyone. In a battle against the Dark
Lord, I'd love to have these three at my back!
Jem and Will from The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
I do love the group of Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare's previous
series, The Mortal Instruments, it is with Clockwork Angel and Clockwork
Prince in which she brings us my favourite aspect of the series - this
fabulous friendship between Will and Jem. I love how each protects and
defends the other and how Will holds the happiness of Jem over his own
happiness. Against the demons and evil that surround Victorian England,
these two have got things covered.
Decker and Delaney from Fracture by Megan Miranda
think it's fair to say that Megan Miranda is one of my favourite
authors. And this is because of the incredible friendships that she
writes. I love strong friendships but I also love when these friends
fall in love, like with Decker and Delaney. There is absolutely no
hesitation at all when Decker dives into a frozen lake in order to save
his friend and in that instant I fell in love wholly and completely with
Fracture. That level of commitment and loyalty to a friend will always
win me over.
Applications are now open: Girl, seeking best friend
to share secrets, have adventures and battle evil. Or maybe just
lounge about eating ice cream and talking boys and books!
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