Friendships in Literature We’re Thankful For

Posted by Bree Crowder

Happy Thanksgiving, Quirk readers! In the spirit of giving thanks, we wanted to share some of the literary friendships we’re feeling thankful for at this time of year.


Silver Linings: Grace and Tippi of One by Sarah Crossan

They are literally attached at the hip. Grace and Tippi inspire us to see the silver lining in any scenario. To love someone for their strengths and their flaws. Grace and Tippi teach us, as readers, what real, honest to goodness love is.


Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany, Jack Thorne, and J.K. Rowling

These two shouldn’t have been friends, and that’s why we’re so grateful they ended up friends. Albus and Scorpius, if they were going to be anything like their fathers, should have been enemies. It’s like forbidden love, only it’s forbidden friendship. We’re so here for that.


Radar, Ben and Q of Paper Towns by John Green

Friends who will go on a cross-country drive with you to find the girl you love are friends you should be really freaking grateful for. Radar and Ben are true blues.


Eleanor and Park of Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park are both underdogs, in their own ways. Teamed up, the world becomes bearable. Here’s to a friendship that makes the world a little less dark and dreary than it was when they were alone.


Sam, Patrick, and Charlie of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

In all the books I’ve ever read, the friendship between Sam, Patrick, and Charlie is the least judgmental. They love each other for exactly who they are, and when things get rough, they don’t pass any judgment. How rare that is. This is one literary friendship we should all be very grateful for.


Hazel, Gus, and Isaac of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Supportive. That’s the word that comes to mind when we think of the friendship between Hazel, Gus, and Isaac. These three support each other through horrific circumstances (*SPOILER* Hazel’s constant battle to breathe, Gus’ death, and Isaac’s loss of both eyes).


What are your favorite literary friendships? Please share them in the comments!