Shanah over at the Bionic Book Worm has come up with a topic for this week’s Top 5 Tuesday that, well, should be easy to fill. But, other than the usual ‘friendships’ which we all know—Frodo and Samwise, Harry, Hermione and Ron—I want to try come up with 5 different friendships to share with you—characters from my childhood.
#1. Winnie the Pooh and Piglet — yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking, how far has this woman regressed that her first choice is a stuffed bear and a pig. But bear with me, I grew up with Pooh and Piglet and the occupants of the 100 Acre Woods, who were also great friends to me as a child, taking me on many adventures.
#2. The March Sisters — Through thick and thin, and hell and high water, the March sisters from Little Women stick together no matter what. Proving that, sometimes, your best friends can be found in your own family.
#3. Sherlock Holmes and John Watson — As I read a lot of Sherlock stories growing up, I’d be remiss if I didn’t include these two, and their strong but very unusual friendship.
#4. Nettie and Celie — From Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, these two sisters again, exemplify that a deep and abiding love and friendship can overcome some of the worst abuses life has to offer us.
#5. Anne Shirley and Diana — This pair of friends, whose friendship spanned years, if not decades. From L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series.
And, because I really have to mention that very, eh, famous set of books, from J. R. R. Tolkien, I nominate Merry and Pippin too—these two hobbits had one another’s backs throughout their ordeals but also, everyone else’s too.
So, who are your favourite fictional friends?