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Looking for the perfect quote to share with your BFF? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite quotes about friendships from some of our favorite YA books! Let’s start things off with a quick video featuring some of the quotes!


“His friendship alone has strengthened me in a way that no one else’s ever has. He swept me from my room and showed me independence. In other words, he was exactly what I needed. I won’t forget it. And I certainly don’t want to lose it.”

― Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss



“Best friends are important. They’re the closest thing to a sister you’ll ever have.”

― Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty



“A good friend keeps your secrets for you. A best friend helps you keep your own secrets.”

– Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall



“Sam and Patrick looked at me. And I looked at them. And I think they knew. Not anything specific really. They just knew. And I think that’s all you can ever ask from a friend.”

― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower



“Loyalty was a funny thing. So was love. They both bit you when you least expected it.”

― Jodi Lynn Anderson, Peaches




“Being in a relationship, that’s something you choose. Being friends, that’s just something you are. But I do pick you. We’ve been friends too long to pick, but if we could pick, I’d pick you.”

–– John Green and David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson



“To the return of old friends and to an unexpected but most welcome new one.”

― Veronica Rossi, Under the Never Sky



“She’d grown up in my kitchen, she was my shadow- self—or I was hers— and Sawyer wanted to know if I missed her? What the hell kind of question was that?”

― Katie Cotugno, How to Love




“It was scary how a girl couldn’t live without friends.”

–– Candace Bushnell, The Carrie Diaries



“Maybe, sometimes, it’s easier to be mad at the people you trust because you know they’ll always love you, no matter what.”

― Ann Brashares, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants



“I have your back. I didn’t mean only when it’s easy. All the time.”

– Veronica Roth, Divergent


“Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.”

― Ally Condie, Matched



What other quotes would you add to this list?