Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: 
Books about Friendship
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Jeni's Picks:

1. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead: (Friendship between friends.)  I read this book to my girls and they loved it.  One of those books that was hard to put down at night. 

2. One for the Murphy's by LInda Mullaly Hunt: (Friendship between Foster mom and foster daughter.)  I loved the relationship between the foster mom and foster daughter. It took a lot of work to get the daughter to trust the mom and along the way they become friends. Great story. 

3. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah: (Friendships between best friends) I'm not a huge fan of Kristin Hannah but this is my favorite book that she has written. My best friend and I have known each other for 20 years. We haven't been through some of the crazy stuff that happens in this book but its been a fun journey and I can't imagine the last 20 years without her. 

4. Fliipped by Wendelin Van Draanen : (friendship between a boy and a girl) This book is a fun read. So many great quotes. The  movie is just as good. My favorite quote "One's character is set at an early age. The choices you make now will affect you for the rest of your life. I hate to see you swim out so far you can't swim back." 

 5. Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay (friendship to love) They say you should marry your best friend and in this book they become friends before they fall in love.  Great retelling of Beauty and the Beast. 

Emily's Picks

1. Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan. Percy starts out as a misfit, with only one friend, who he thinks he needs too protect, and in the end, he becomes a hero, with the help of friends.  

2. The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowlings, Harry is friendless at the beginning of this series, and meets Ron, and then Hermione, and they are the center of this series, without their friendship, Harry would not have been able to do what needed to be done. 

3. Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher: Loved this book, and Judith needed Loveday to enter into that strange world of the wealthy to understand what she had. 

4. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray:These girls get into all sorts of trouble because of friendship.

5. The Green Rider by Kristen Britain I would say the most enduring friendship in this book, is between the rider and her horse. 


  1. Good list, Percy Jackson and Harry Potter makes my list as well.

  2. I loved Flipped! It should've made my list. :)
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