September 5th: Favorite Friend Groups
— We’ve discussed bromances before but let’s discuss our favorite ensemble friend groups!
This one has been so hard for me because my mind went totally blank and I forgot every friend group I’ve ever read about
Eventually, I managed to remember some trios, but I really wanted to go for larger groups, so I kept thinking. Finally, I came up with 5 that I enjoyed, whether they were all good people or not 😉
The Dregs, etc. from Leigh Bardugos Six of Crows duology– I love these characters so, so much ❤ They all landed on the list of my bookish children, and I’m still not over these books.
The Camp Jupiter + Camp Half-Blood crew from Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus series– While not every kid was my favorite, I still loved them as a group. (If I’m being honest and picking faves, I have to say I loved Nico and Leo just a teensy bit more than the rest of them.)
The Gangsey from Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle– Do I need to explain this one? My precious little motley crew book children ❤
The cast from The Illuminae Files trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff– Ok, I loved Kady from page one of Illuminae. I loved Ezra pretty quickly, too. Hanna took me a little bit to warm up to, but I loved Ella right away and was pretty sure I was going to like Nik. By the third book, I’d adopted everyone.
The, uh, villains(?) from M.L. Rio’s If We Were Villains— The young adults from the Dellecher Classical Conservatory were an interesting assortment of characters, and I loved and hated most of them at one point or another throughout this book. All in all, though? I loved this group.
What are some of your favorite fictional friend groups?