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We all know YA plots can get pretty intense. And dark… and twisted… and sometimes borderline terrifying. Which, if we’re being honest, we love. But you know what else we love? All those friends in literature who have each other’s backs no matter how twisted things get, or how miniscule chances of success (or even survival) may seem.

As usual, Tiffany D. Jackson’s latest book, Let Me Hear a Rhyme, left us feeling all kinds of ways. But one thing that really stood out was the amazing friendship that served as the catalyst for the whole story. After their friend Steph dies, Qadir and Jarrell (plus Steph’s sister) decide that they cannot let their late friend’s talent go unnoticed. This sets them on a path to make their murdered friend a rap star, and in the process, they end up risking everything to find the truth and get him the recognition he always deserved. Talk about ride or die.

Get ready to laugh and cry and be generally stressed—because this is a Tiffany D. Jackson book, after all. But if you aren’t here for these friends succeeding against all odds, your heart is officially on ice. In honor of this epic friendship, here is the definitive list of epic friendships.

 

24 of the Best Friends in Literature

ACCORDING TO THE YA COMMUNITY

 

1. Kenji & Juliette | Shatter Me

 

2. Zoya & Genya | The Grishaverse

 

3. Jamie & Charlotte | A Study in Charlotte

 

4. Will & Jem | The Infernal Devices

 

5. The Covey-Song Sisters | To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

 

6. Safi & Iseult | The Witchlands

 

7. Katniss & Finnick | The Hunger Games

 

8. Simon & Clary | The Mortal Instruments

 

9. Karou & Zuzana | Daughter of Smoke and Bone

 

10. Ronan & Blue | The Raven Cycle

 

11. Jules & Arsinoe | Three Dark Crowns

 

12. Inej & Nina | The Grishaverse

 

13. Aelin & Lysandra | Throne of Glass

 

14. Ben & Dylan | What If It’s Us

 

15. Starr & Maya | The Hate U Give

 

16. Ada & Corinne | Iron Cast

 

17. Rose & Lissa | Vampire Academy

 

18. Cinder & Thorne | The Lunar Chronicles

 

19. Alice & Ellery | The Hazel Wood

 

20. Josie & Delia | Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee

 

21. Chaol & Dorian | Throne of Glass

 

22. America & Marlee | The Selection

 

23. Simon & Penny | Carry On

 

24. Hermione & Polly | Exit, Pursued by a Bear

 


What’s your favorite friendship in YA? Let us know down below, or reply to the original thread over on Twitter!

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