Thursday, August 12, 2010
What's a main character without his or her best friend? Best friends may be secondary characters, but without them, the protagonist just wouldn't be the same. What would Katniss be without Gale? I'm pretty sure Harry would be pretty lost without Ron and Hermione, too. Sure, there are lone astronomers of main characters that fly solo, but best friends make stories so much more interesting. So to pay tribute to the awesome support systems, this week's theme for Thursday Three is Three Best Friend Characters I'd Love to Have As My Own.
Lena, Tibby, Carmen and Bridget (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
They're not one person, in fact there are four of them, but The Sisterhood series has no central character, so I thought it would be appropriate to put all for of these lovely ladies in one entry. Besides, you can't have one without having the other three! Their friendship is so strong and enduring, and no matter how different the four of them are, they always have each others' backs.And they've literally been friends since they were toddlers, so they've seen each other through the toughest times and still stuck by one another. If that's not friendship, then what is?
Jas (Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging)
Georgia's nuts. Incredibly, undeniably nuts. It must take one heck of a friend to keep up with her. Though Jas may not be the brightest bulb in the room, she's loyal to Georgia and accepts her for who she is, looniness and all. She's random, silly, and occasionally inappropriate, but her good qualities, such as her sweetness and loyalty, outweigh her flaws, and I'd totally love to have her as a friend.
Amanda (Fat Cat)