I think friendship is such an important theme for YA books to cover – I’m always talking about how much I love books that have this at their focal point. And so, since it’s friendship day today, I thought I’d write a post recommending some of my favourite YA books that focus on friends!
The three main focuses of this book are OCD, feminism, and friendship. Not only is the representation of OCD excellent, and the feminist vibes so empowering, the supportive friendship group the main character has was so wonderful to read about! Everyone needs a spinster gang!
I wrote a gushing review for Remix last year, and I still have just as much love for it now. I read it when I really wasn’t sure what I was doing with my life (and I still don’t really know now), and it was such a comfort to read about characters going through the same thing. I loved reading about the two main characters – they were vastly different in personality, and it was interesting to see them navigate their friendship in a time of uncertainty for them both.
I read this book last year and I loved it. I was kept hooked for the entirety of the book – I was invested in knowing what had happened to Sloane, and I really enjoyed the writing style. And the romance aspect was really cute, too! (Is it just me who breaks out into Kelly Clarkson when I see this book?!)
The Chaos of Standing Still shows how complex friendships can be, and the different ways in which grief can affect a person. This book shows our main character struggling to deal with the passing of her best friend, and it’s my favourite read of the year so far. You can read my review for it here!