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Books About Friendship
Obviously, I think I need to beef up my adult and/or YA selections in where friendship is concerned given the age level of most of the books I’ve chosen. They are in no particular order–simply how I thought of them. (I apologize for no book covers. WordPress and I were having a heated disagreement about their arrangement and I relented.)
- Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flag
This book comes to mind first and foremost because what says true friendship like a murder between friends?
- Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
No list about friendship could be considered complete without the Terrific, Troublesome Trio!
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
This book made me thankful for the few and faithful friends I do have instead of wishing for more.
- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Anne knows all about kindred spirits and while reading this book as a child it was the first time I felt I had found one myself.
- Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
I cannot even think about this book (or the movie) without tearing up a little bit. Friendship comes in all forms.
- The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Another all-time-favorite that speaks on many more levels than I could understand as a child.
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The overall friendship theme and the necessity of human companionship are far reaching in this children’s novel.
- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
A more recent read of mine and an interesting account of how friends can be present with or without reciprocation.
- The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
Another classic revolving around the idea that friendship is an unbreakable bond.
- The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
One of my absolute most favorite books that teaches us friends don’t always have to be people. ;)