Six for Sunday: Best Friends

Another week of #SixforSunday and it is FREEZING here!

Still, have had a pretty relaxed weekend to recover from Parent-Teacher Evening week last week. Spent most of yesterday in the library, a selection of secondhand book shops and walking in the park with the dog I am dog-sitting for the weekend.

Today’s plans are: lesson planning, marking and meeting a friend for some tea! Plus a few more walks with the dog and enjoying the last of the snow.


#SixforSunday is created by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

The theme for this week is 6 characters you think would make good best friends.

As always, the themes are deceptively simple – at first it’s really hard to think of anyone, then you think of loads at once!

Check out some of my previous weeks here:

Books I would like to see as movies

Book characters I would like to stuck in a lift with

Animal companions in children’s books


S4S 4 Friends

Mina from My Name is Mina

I agree with so much of what Mina says in the prequel to Skellig. I think I actually prefer this book to the more famous sequel. In it, Mina lays out her views on the world and everything in it. She has such a fascination for and a love of life which would make her a challenging and interesting friend.

Irene from The Invisible Library

Not only is Irene a reader, but she is a librarian spy who has travelled to multiple universes to retrieve rare texts, coming across mythological creatures and monsters along the way. I would love to hear the stories from her adventures. I would also love to meet Kai and find out more about the dragons.

Feodora from The Wolf Wilder

Feo is such a strong, direct character and I imagine that time spent with her and her wolves would be fascinating. She is a character who I really admire because of her strength and determination. Getting to meet the wolves, play in the snow and see some of Russia would be a bonus!

Fox/ Celeste from Reckless/Fearless

This is the second time I have picked this series but I really think it is so under-rated. I love it! Fox is a brilliant character who really develops more from the second book as she begins to spend more time in her human form rather than just as a fox. At first she just follows Jacob, but they begin to develop a more equal relationship in the second bok as she is able to use her skills in their quest too.

Hermione Granger from Harry Potter

She probably appears on just about everyone’s list because she is the character I identified with most when reading the books, as did many others. She loves to read and learn and overcomes every obstacle in her way to become one of the most talented witches Hogwarts has ever seen. Plus, she kicks ass! Who wouldn’t want her as a friend?

Amani and Shazad from Rebel of the Sands

Okay, cheated a bit on this last one, but I love both Amani and Shazad so much, as well as their friendship rather than rivalry. Amani develops so much over the books and I could really relate to her trying to find somewhere to call her own after escaping from Dustwalk. Shazad is someone to aspire to be – she is strong and smart!

So these are six book characters I would like to be friends with. I didn’t initially set out to choose only female characters, but decided to continue with that after choosing the first few.

Did I choose any that you would like to be friends with?


What did you think of my choices?

Did you agree or disagree with any of them?

Which book characters would you like to be friends with?


Please link your posts in the comments if you have also taken part in #SixforSunday because I would love to read your answers!


While you’re here, why not check out my book reviews of To Kill a Kingdom, The Cruel Prince or Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index?


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Thanks for reading!

51 Comments Add yours

  1. Ooh, Hermione is a good choice! I think I’d prefer Harry or Ron to be my HP friend though. I’ve never read any David Almond, but I do want to. I just keep forgetting. Will add to my library wishlist 😉
    Amy x

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    1. I know a lot of people who really didn’t like My Name is Mina because it’s just her journal so is rather disjointed. I really enjoyed it though! It is the prequel to Skellig which is probably David Almond’s most famous book. It’s a really quick read too, if you’re looking for a place to start.
      I don’t know if Hermione would want to be friend with me as I have a tendency to leave everything to the last minute and I can imagine that bothering her!

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      1. I’ve wanted to read Skellig for years, so think that’ll be my starting point 😊
        P.S.- bought the coolest bathbomb yesterday I think you’d love; was in shape of a fox! X

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      2. Ooh, that sounds amazing! Hope you enjoy it! My problem would be that I wouldn’t want to use it as it is too pretty…

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  2. selliott16 says:

    YES @ The Invisible Library AND Rebel of the Sands. You have made excellent choices!
    Thank you for joining in with such enthusiasm! See you next week! S x

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    1. They are both brilliant books! Thank you for having a read and thinking of such fun prompts! I have already thought of 2 people for next week, though one feels a little unfair…

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