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!