Book Bae or Friend
Who is your book boyfriend or girlfriend or best friend? What qualities does this character have that makes him/her the best?
This topic seems so familiar! I talked exclusively about book boyfriends last September, but I’d like to chew on the other part of that: the best friend part. I also talked about my favorite fictional friendships last November, but who really would be my book-based best friend?
We all know my book bae is Jamie Fraser. I mean, the man is embodies so many characteristics that it’s hard to say no. Except when he’s spitting mad and ready with that belt. Then plead and cry and snivel and say no as much as possible to change his mind!
As far as the best friend I would pick from a book…is impossible. So I’ve selected a few characters and the elements about their personality and their relationships with others that I admire and would want in return from them for my friendship.
Pudge and the Colonel – Looking for Alaska by John Green
Pudge and the Colonel are very different, but they go together like PB&J. Pudge is the more thoughtful friend who wonders about deep subjects, always planning before he takes a leap. The Colonel, on the other hand, usually leaps before he looks, but he’s got your back like nobody’s business. They are those summer camp friends you meet and become instant friends with for life.
Hermione – Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Hermione is an asset anyway you want to look at it. She is extremely loyal, knowledgeable, and dedicated. If you are in a bind, she will find a solution. She’ll also punch somebody in the face unexpectedly if she’s pushed far enough.
Jacky – Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer
Oh, Jacky Faber. Of course, that’s not really her actual name. She was originally known as Mary Faber, but life circumstances changed all that. Jacky is a guttersnipe orphan who winds up as the most notorious pirate to ever thwart the British Navy. She is salacious, kind-hearted, a romantic but also a blustering realist, a pessimist yet an optimistic, and a damn good shot to have on your side. She would die for you if you are her friend.
Tessa – Level Up by Kathy Yardley
Tessa is so socially awkward, a painful introvert. However, when she sets her mind to something she will stop at nothing to accomplish it – even at her own cost. She also has moxie! She can stand up for her friends better than she can herself, and you don’t want to be caught in the cross-hairs!