Characters I Wish Were My Friends

Hello, friends!

Have you ever thought, “I wish X was my friend” ? I’m sure you have. And so have I, which is why I’m going to share my favourite characters with you. These are the characters I’ve connected with and wish were alive so we could be best friends.


Simon & Abby from Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Who doesn’t love Simon? He’s funny, down-to-earth, has a dog named Bieber, he’s sarcastic, loves Oreos, and he’s not one to stir up unnecessary drama. And then there’s Abby who’s energetic, caring, sweet, strong, and understanding.

Henry from Words in Deep Blue
He might be a complete idiot sometimes but he’s not afraid to go after what he wants, he writes letters (!), he’s passionate about books, and he’s a great friend.

Frances & Raine from Radio Silence
Frances might seem like your everyday “nerd” who lives to study and get good grades, but she’s got a lot more layers than you’d think. She’s a complete fangirl, an artist, and she’s got a cool sense of fashion (including Monsters Inc. leggings!)

Raine is an I-don’t-care-about-this kind of girl who actually does care. A lot. Especially about her friends, who she’d do anything for. Plus, she’s got the best one-liners so she’s good fun.

Reagan from Fangirl
Man, I’d love to read a book about Reagan. She’s a no-bullshit character who stands up for herself and for what she believes in. Sure, she might come across as rude at first, but she cares about her friends (even though she’d hate to admit it) and she’d do anything to help them out.

Ron from Harry Potter
This one needs no introduction. Anyone would be happy to have him as their best friend.

Griffin from History is All You Left Me
He makes a lot of mistakes this one, but he always follows his heart. I really admire that and I wish I did the same.

Alaska from Looking for Alaska
Sweet one moment, mean the other, Alaska takes some getting used to. She’s deeply flawed and troubled, but she’s a good person at heart. You’d never be bored with her at your side.

Henry from We Are the Ants
He’s deeply and depressingly nihilistic sometimes but also funny and sweet (despite the things he goes through). He cares about his family more than anything and he’s always looking to do right by them. And mostly I just want to be friends with him so I can give him a hug and tell him everything’s going to be okay.

Who do you wish was your best friend? Let me know in the comments!

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28 thoughts on “Characters I Wish Were My Friends

  1. I loved Henry and Simon too. I totally loving all the sweet cupcake boys they are putting in YA lately. Levi from Fangirl was pretty awesome, but new favorites are Lipton from How to Disappear, Alosa from Daughter of the Pirate King, Rebel from Taming the Rebel, Billie from Dress Codes for Small Towns. I have a very long list. Such great characters in all the books lately.

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  2. I’m going the complete other way here and go with Jace!
    In the end, he’d spice things up a bit with my – very, very – calm and relaxed friends who are not impulsive in the slightest. I’d get to live up to my wild side with Jace around, that’s for sure, haha!

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  3. Great list πŸ‘ only book in this list I’ve read is the Harry Potter series however some of the books mentioned are on my TBR. πŸ™‚ I would add Gansey and his gang of friends from the Raven Cycle series on this list too – they are an epic group of friends who’d do anything and everything for each other, they really put meaning to the saying ‘one for all, all for one’ 😊 I’m not sure if the book is even close to the tv show they’ve made but I would also list Clay from 13 reasons why in this list – after I watched the tv show (I haven’t read the book yet – I know slap on the wrist – bad girl) I said to myself I want a friend like him… πŸ™‚

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    • I haven’t read the Raven Cycle but they sound great πŸ™‚
      Oh, yes, Clay is a good one too. Clay from the show though. I didn’t like Clay from the books as much but he’d still be a good friend πŸ™‚

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  4. This is such a cool idea for a post and I’d love to be friends with Simon and Abby plus Bram. I’d love to be friends with Dimple from When Dimple Met Rishi and Lara Jean from all the boys I’ve loved before!

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    • I feel like Ron is underappreciated a lot (poor guy). I see a lot of votes for Hermione and Luna and while they’re great, I think Ron would be just as cool to have as a friend πŸ™‚

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  5. OMG I am literally always thinking certain characters were real so we could be friends and especially Ron in Harry Potter – and pretty much most of the Hogwarts students as friends, too! Harry would be amazing as a friend. And Luna, too!

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  6. These are all such great choices! Ron would definitely be a great friend and so would Reagan 🌸 I’d love to be friends with Hermione, Ginny and Luna from Harry Potter – they were so great together and I’d love to be apart of their little “gang”.

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  7. Oh this is such a lovely post, Lauren! i’d love to be friends with so many of these…being friends with Alaska would be incredible and pretty…unpredictable haha πŸ™‚ Ron would be such a great best friend. And yay for Frances and Raines, I loved these characters – and the book – SO MUCH! Great post! πŸ™‚

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