I have a weird quirk that I pride myself on and it’s this: somehow I’ve managed to surround myself with the loveliest people whom I’m lucky enough to call friends. In thinking of this week’s topic, not many characters could compete, so I had to go big.
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10. Richard Gansey III- The Raven Boys. Up for anything with access to everything, Gansey is a valuable friend. Even if his classic car breaks down, he’ll summon a helicopter to get you home.
9-8. Lev and Koyla- City of Thieves. Exhibiting bravery, resourcefulness and sacrifice, 3 essential qualities for friendship during war-seiged Russia or just like, an airport pick-up if needed.
7. The Rocket Boys– Homer Hickam and real-life schoolmates from 1950s W. Virginia. I admire their supportive and inspiring relationship. Friends who encourage rocket science and blowing things up together, stay together.
6. Lydia- The Serpent King. I need Lydia to take me thrift-shopping so I can get one of her edgy-funk makeovers.
5. Kvothe- The Name of the Wind. The hero ranks high for his skills, if not for his lack of sentimentality, humility, nor suspect travel mates.
4. Marley- Marley & Me. Because he was a good dog.
3. Rabbits of Watership Down. Is it obvious I prefer the company of animals? I can’t think of a more protective, caring or daring group of friends than this ragtag band who captured my heart.
2. Hermoine Granger- Harry Potter series. With Hermoine’s wits on my side, I can tackle any obstacle and then we can just hang in the library and read.
1. Samwise Gangee- The Lord of the Rings. No one outranks Sam’s level of commitment. Don’t know if I’d deserve him, but I’d always welcome his songs, and his ale to my hobbit-hole.
Who do you choose as book besties?