You know, over the years, I seem to have convinced myself that I don’t make friends easily. The truth is, I just don’t think of friends as “people you only hang out and have fun with.” Those can be called ‘acquaintances’ or just that: ‘people I hang out with’. Maybe it is because I am actually lucky enough to have a few real friends who mean so much more than that! While we did have a card-making trend going on for a couple of years, with them ‘friendship day’ are just two random words. I love them no matter what day!
Anyway. I am going to continue my self-established tradition of posting lists of favourites on all the “Days”. These are some of my favourite book friendships:
1. Harry, Ron and Hermione – Harry Potter series (J. K. Rowling)
You can’t think of friendship without thinking of the three of them!
2. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn – Adventures of Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
With Huck’s practical humourlessness and Tom’s mischief and imagination; they are very different from each other, which makes their friendship uniquely comical. Plus, I love Mark Twain.
3. Liesel Meminger and Rudy Steiner – The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
This is one of the very few books that have almost made me cry. And you can’t completely say they were ‘in love’ either.
4. Aziraphale and Crowley – Good Omens (Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman)
An angel and a demon! As Crowley puts it, “an enemy for six thousand years now, which made him sort of a friend.”
5. Moony, Padfoot and Prongs (’cause Wormtail was.. well, a rat.) – Harry Potter series (J. K. Rowling)
Of the dozen combinations of friends in Harry Potter that I can come up with, the one that stands out from the rest (apart from the obvious) is James, Sirius and Remus! You don’t see people turning into animals for their werewolf-friends every day!