Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Book Chat: Best fictional friendship.

This week's Book Chat topic is: Share the best fictional friendship. BFF, get it? (Yes, haha, very clever Jessica!) The first great fictional friendship that popped into my head was Harry, Ron and Hermione, but A) I think I've written about the Harry Potter books enough on this blog, and B) Jessica used it as a (great!) example in the prompt, so I wanted to come up with something different.

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Instead of J.K.'s trio, I decided to pick (prepare to hold back your tears!) Jess and Leslie from Bridge to Terabithia. As someone who didn't have more than one really close girlfriend until my teen years, I was "one of the boys" growing up. There's something so innocent and beautiful about a boy and a girl who can be purely platonic friends without anything romantic or sexual getting in the way. There was love alright—Jess and Leslie definitely loved each other—but it's a sweet, childish love that can't be tainted, and I love that. Plus, remember how distraught Jess was over Leslie's death? Absolutely heartbreaking. This is a true friendship for the ages.

Also, I have never seen the movie, but I was searching for images for this post, and I realized JESS IS PEETA! Well, now I like him even more. And he's taller than AnnaSophia Robb in the movie. That's a plus. :)

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Sarah said...

When I saw the title I immediately thought of Harry, Ron and Hermione. None better in my opinion

Jessica Bucher said...

Awww yes I literally did have to hold back tears on this one. Great choice! So sweet and tragic and yes they do remind me a lot of liesel and Rudy now that I think about it

Anonymous said...

Ok, many things. FIRST JESS IS PEETA OMG JOSH HUTCHERSON. That's so cute and funny and just AWWW.

Also, I love Bridge to Terabithia. I had to read it for a school project in a YA lit class in college, but at the time didn't appreciate it nearly as much as I wish I had. Now that I'm older and love YA again, I totally do. Yay! Great post!

In Which We Start Anew said...

When I was a girl, I always held the relationship between Anne and Diana, in the Anne of Green Gables books, as the epitome of what I thought friendship would be, if only I could find it...

In Which We Start Anew

Nicole Rene said...

Hahaha I was about to comment & say omg is that little kid PEEEETA?!!?!?! Haha!