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Besties in Books & Film

June 8 is National Best Friends Day in the US. In celebration, here are some of the best friends we've met between the pages of a book or in film/TV. Just off the top though, the following links set the stage with friendship conversations, revelations, & title suggestions...

Friendship Files from Atlantic Monthly

Quote Me - On Friendship

Middle Grade Lit Friendships

9 Literary Best Buds

Friends in Real Life


Best Book Buddies

Captain Jack Aubrey & Dr. Stephen Maturin series ~ O'Brian (Eric)

Frog & Toad series ~ Lobel (Roberta, Heather)

Curious George & the Man with the Yellow Hat ~ Rey (Roberta)

Nancy Drew, Bess & George in Nancy Drew series ~ Keene (Joan)

Snoopy & Woodstock in Peanuts ~ Schulz (Debbie)

Charlie Brown & Linus van Pelt in Peanuts ~ Schulz (Jen)

Elizabeth Bennet & Charlotte Lucas in Pride and Prejudice ~ Austen (Debbie)

The March sisters in Little Women ~ Alcott (Debbie, Jen)

Jo & Laurie in Little Women ~ Alcott (Kathy) Hercule Poirot & Captain Hastings - Agatha Christie series (Debbie)

Celie & Nettie in The Color Purple - Walker (Jen)

Jude, Willem, JB & Malcom in A Little Life ~ Yanagihara (Heather)

Harry, Ron & Hermione in Harry Potter series ~ Rowling (Jordan, Robin)

Anne Shirley & Diana Barry in Anne of Green Gables ~ Montgomery (Jordan)

Lena, Tibby, Carmen, & Bridget in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants ~ Brashares (Jordan, Robin)

Crowley & Aziraphale in Good Omens ~ Pratchett & Gaiman (Aleks)

Scout Finch & Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird ~ (Heather)

Ponyboy & Johnny in The Outsiders ~ Hinton (Amy T.)

Matilda & Miss Honey in Matilda ~ Dahl (Jordan)

Sherlock Holmes & John Watson ~ Doyle (Jen, Robin)

Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, & Miranda in Sex and the City ~ Bushnell (Jen) Lila & Elena in My Brilliant Friend ~ Ferrante (Robin)

Gerald & Piggie in Elephant and Piggie ~ Willems (Kathy)

Calvin & Hobbs ~ Watterson (Aleks)

Charlotte & Wilbur in Charlotte's Web ~ White (Amy T.)

Sydney Carton & Charles Darnay in A Tale of Two Cities ~ Dickens (Kathy)

Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ~ Twain (Robin, Jen)

Dorothy & Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz ~ Baum (Kathy)

Jane & Helen in Jane Eyre ~ Bronte (Amy T.)

Pooh & Piglet (really everyone in the Hundred Acre Wood) ~ Milne (Jess)

April & Melanie in The Egypt Game ~ Snyder (Jess)

Madeline & Pepito ~ Bemelmans (Kathy)

"It's not enough to be friendly. You have to be a friend." -- R.J. Palacio, Wonder

Movies #Friendship Goals

Feline Friends in Cinema


Pixar's Greatest Duos

Best Sidekicks in Film, TV, Comics

Canine Buddy Films

Best Film (& TV) Friends

Amy & Molly in Booksmart (Jess)

Bret & Jemaine in Flight of the Conchords (Jess)

Bert & Ernie in Sesame Street (Andrea)

Big Bird & Snuffleupagus in Sesame Street (Andrea)

Woody & Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story (Debbie)

Shawn Spencer & Burton "Gus" Guster in Psych (Debbie, Cathy)

Judy, Violet & Doralee in 9 to 5 (Debbie)

Martin Ellingham & Joe Penhale in Doc Martin (Kathy)

Xander & Willow in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Cathy)

Mulder & Scully in The X Files (Cathy)

Data & Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: Next Generation (Cathy)

Rod & Chris in Get Out (Cathy)

Grace & Frankie in TV comedy of the same name (Kathy)

The Losers' Club in It (Cathy)

Kirk, Spock, & Dr. McCoy in Star Trek (Eric)

"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve." -- Stand by Me

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