Of all the bonds that humans create in their lifetime, the strongest is friendship. In different stages in life, we become friends with different people and that bond does not have any boundaries – friendship between kid and parents, childhood friends, humans and their pets, and more. We have listed down some books with heartfelt stories on friendship. So let’s read 10 books on friendship that are delightful.
Heartfelt Stories on Friendship: 10 Books on Friendship That Are Delightful:
A Man Called Ove
Swedish author Fredrik Backman’s novel deals with the subject of loss, youth, aging, and the consequence of immigration. It is about Ove, an old suicidal Swede who just wants to be left in solitude, so he could commit suicide but what is keeping him from doing that is his irking neighbors. This book is notable as a book of friendship among readers.
The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini’s first novel is about searching for a home. Although the book is violent, dark, and disturbing, it also deals with love, betrayal, and redemption and it also covers an improbable friendship between an affluent boy and the son of their servant.
A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara’s 2015 published novel ‘A Little Life’ is about four classmates, JB, Willem, Malcolm, and Jude. Jude is the root of their friendship; he is holding all of them together. Overall these years, the friendship of these four friends intensifies but at the same time it also goes through a dark phase which includes, coping with trauma, fighting with addiction, stabilizing ambition, and longing for success.
Beyond the Point
Claire Gibson’s novel ‘Beyond the Point’ is about three women in the United States Military Academy who form a lasting friendship through the years of being present in each other’s lives. This novel is based on the true tale of female graduates of West Point.
Happy & You Know It
Laura Hankin in the novel ‘Happy & You Know It’ is about Claire who after accepting her work as a playgroup musician gets close to Whitney, Amara, and Gwen. Whitney portrays the character of a typical social media perfectionist and digital world addict, Amara, a funny, lately stay-at-home mother who is trying to deal with her fresh identity, and Gwen, an old and expert mom who never misses an occasion of advising a parenting counsel. Only after getting close to them, Claire becomes familiar with their life, its betrayals, and secrets.
Girls Burn Brighter
Shobha Rao’s novel ‘Girls Burn Brighter’ deals with themes like domestic abuse, immigration, women’s rights, and human tracking. Poornima manages to discover a relatable soul in her father’s new member of staff, Savitha. After an act of violence, Savitha is sent away, Poornima will take risk of going underbelly of their nation to reach America to find Savitha.
This novel by Toni Morrison revolves around the friendship of two black women Sula and Nel, their life, childhood, maturity, and death. It deals with themes like racism, sexuality, identity, and gender roles.
Life of Pi
Yann Martel’s novel Life of Pi is a great depiction of friendship and the need for companionship. Pi in the book formed a connection with the wilderness and survived a difficult journey.
Like Life of Pi, Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling represents the character of Mowgli, a human cub bonding with different animals in the jungle especially Bagheera, the panther who even refers to Mowgli as ‘little brother’.
‘Little Women’ by Louisa May Alcott penned in 1868 is about family and friendship among sisters Jo March, Amy, Beth, and Meg. It also portrays a great example of friendship between Jo March and Theodore Lawrence. The poem represents the importance of family and unity in trying times.
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