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May 20: Ten Books About Friendship
1. An Abundance of Katherines; John Green. Hassan is doing everything he can to rescue Colin, he of the dumped by nineteen Katherines fame, from post-breakup despair.
2. Anne of Green Gables; L.M. Montgomery. Anne would be a sometimes difficult friend to have, but she’s certainly a devoted one.
3. Charlotte’s Web; E.B. White. Usually, you wouldn’t think a spider could be a good friend–Charlotte proves otherwise.
4. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe; Fannie Flagg. Idgie and Ruth, Ninny and Evelyn–friendships tie together the two stories in this book–and move mountains.
5. Graceling; Kristin Cashore. I always admire relationships that start as friendships, not insta-love. This book has an excellent example of that.
6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; J.K. Rowling. Really, any HP book could make this list–but the last one, I think, has the friendships being put to the test the most.
7. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal; Christopher Moore. The title says it all, doesn’t it?
8. Lola and the Boy Next Door; Stephanie Perkins. Another cute example of friendship turned into love.
9. Matilda; Roald Dahl. Matilda has some very staunch friends–brave children her age, and one very brave teacher who help her face the monstrous Trunchbull.
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower; Stephen Chobsky. Charlie would do anything for his friends, which isn’t always a good thing–so he has to learn about limits, too.