June 28, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday (100)

This week is a freebie week, so I'm going back to do one that I've been meaning to do for a while, top fictional BFFs.

Mia & Lily - The Princess Diaries
These two shaped so much of who I am as a person.  Those lists that they made in G&T?  Their pop culture feelings?  I internalized them all.  We watched a Baywatch marathon on Memorial Day and in my head I was totally like Mia was right.  They don't always get along, but that's life.  They're better for having known each other and I think that shows now that they've grown up.

Gena & Finn - Gena/Finn
I loved seeing an internet friendship turned real life friendship explored in such real way (probably because I am sooooo bad at being internet friends with people.  I just don't get it, I'm constantly awkward and hard to keep track of.  I'm not cut out for this life.)  I've been in fandom for close to twenty years now [super yikes] and I've seen these friendships form.  It was really cool to see it reflected on the page.

The Raven Boys & Blue - The Raven Cycle
Do I even need to?  Yes, I do.  The best part about these friendships (besides all the v. hot face touching, Gansey and Blue, see me after class) is that they're all so unique.  With a group that big I feel like it's really easy to fall into 'and yeah Blue and Ronan are cool whatever,' but it never does.  Blue and Ronan have a completely Blue and Ronan relationship.  Adam and Gansey are totally different than Adam and Noah.  Maggie is a master.

The girls of Rose & Grave - Secret Society Girl
Ok, so the deal with this is they're the first class in the history of the super elite secret society Rose & Grave to admit girls and not everyone (alumni, current members, etc) is thrilled about it.  These girls have been through the trenches together.  As someone who pledged a sorority in college I can definitely attest to the fact that those bonds last.

Hermione & Polly - Exit, Pursued By a Bear
A super recent addition (I read it last week), but man, these two.  Polly is so fiercely there for Hermione and vice versa.  I feel like so many of the rape books that I've read show people who have been ostracized in some way because of what happened to them.  It was nice to have one where the main character has a really great, realistic support system.

Who are your favorite fictional BFFs?


  1. I haven't read a single one of these! I have seen the Princess Diaries, and the best friend kind of...annoyed me, tbh. Hm. The only best friends I can think of are the Golden Trio.

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  2. I would definitely love to be friends with the Raven Boys and Blue.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/28/top-ten-tuesday-63/

  3. Not familiar withe characters you've listed as I haven't read the books. So I have new books to explore, yippee!

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  4. I just read The Raven Boys last month and really liked it.

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