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fictional besties

sometimes i read a book and i think, man, that character is pretty awesome.

and then there are times i read a book and think, i wish that character were real so we could be besties in real life and hang out and talk on the phone and text during work etc etc.

this is a list devoted to the characters in young adult literature i want to be best friends with in my life. bring on the besties!

6. Jacob from Twilight. okay, so maybe it's how he was portrayed in the movies, but Jacob seems like a really cool guy who likes to hangout and work on motorcycles and lounge about. plus he's funny and unassuming. i like him and i want to be his friend. judge me if you will.

5. Elizabeth Bennet from Pride & Prejudice. as if this isn't obvious, i like to read. so does she! Lizzie B is hilarious, snarky, AND doesn't take crap from anyone. she's more of a blend between my idol and someone i'd want to be my bestie, but i'd settle for getting invited to a ball at Pemberly.

4. Katsa from Graceling. if she'd even have me, let's be honest. Katsa is totally kick ass and could kick MY ass, but she's also one of those girls who's one of the guys. i'm down with that.

3. Viola from the Chaos Walking Trilogy. Viola is emotional, but always keeps a level head and is always brave. she's totally someone i'd want to protect me during the day from the Mayor and have girl talk with at nighttime by the campfire. we'd have to whisper though so Todd wouldn't hear us talking about how cute he is.

2. Sookie Stackhouse. as mentioned before, Sookie is totally that girl who's voice i just connect with. when i read the Sookie Stackhouse books, i envision Sookie and i eating cookie dough (out of the tub, obvs) in sweatpants on my couch. she's a cute working girl and kickass and incredibly loyal. love her.

1.  Hassan from An Abundance of Katherines. okay, so pretty much any character from a John Green book is going to be just my flavor of friend, but Hassan really is the total package. he's lazy. he loves Judge Judy. he's hilarious, witty, sweet and sensitive. he is my number one choice for a fictional bestie.

are there any characters you'd like to be besties with from the wide world of literature?

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  1. I do the same thing all the time! And I agree, Jacob was a pretty cool guy...(That's probably why I'm Team Jacob) Haha.

  2. Of course you'd be Team Jacob. that's why we're bookish besties! <3

  3. I'm Team Switzerland, but I really was pushing at times for Jacob in the book...it was so sad. Jacob would make a perfect best friend that I would be lusting over.

    Love Katsa! :) That's a book I want to reread.

    Love Viola! I need to finish the series though :(

    Love Sookie too! Can't wait for True Blood, but it means Game of Thrones is over :( I need to pick up the newest book. :)

    Hassan is fantastic! I can be lazy too, so perfect!


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