Thursday, March 11, 2010

Friday Favorites

Teams. There are a lot of stories that involve a main character and his closest friends, going on quests, figuring out life, you know. The most obvious is probably the Golden Trio from Harry Potter: Harry, Ron, and Hermione. I'm not going to include them, because that would be unoriginal of me.

1) The Pevensies (from the Chronicles of Narnia). They're siblings, it's pretty stereotypical, but I like them anyway. They end up becoming kings and queens together, and I think I like them even better when they're grown up than when they're little kids. The Horse and His Boy is my favorite in the series, and they have great chemistry there. It's rare to see siblings crowned beside each other, so I liked that.

2) Gemma Doyle, Felicity Worthington, Ann Bradshaw, and Pippa Cross (from the Great and Terrible Beauty series, Libba Bray, ILU). Unlike a lot of main characters, I spend a lot of time ridiculing them and being ticked off at how annoying they are sometimes. This might not sound like a positive, but I do this because each character is incredibly and uniquely flawed. They could be a real group of friends. They have fallouts over stupid things and power struggles and other things teenage girls fight about, except with more magic and death. Very realistic characters and they have good chemistry together, even though they all hate each other in the beginning.

And, short post again, but I'm brain-dead and hopefully, you guys have better examples than me. Happy Friday!


  1. I hadn't thought about the chemistry between the siblings in Narnia, but you're right. It is very cool!

  2. I love the chemistry between the Pevensies--that's what makes it all the more heartbreaking when Susan goes her own way. :(

    I agree on #2. They drove me nuts and I wanted to smack them most of the time. I do have to say that while I loathed the characters, Libba Bray is an amazing author.

  3. I also love Felicity, Gemma, Ann, and Pippa.
    But my favorite two teams are probably: Percy, Annabeth, Grover and then Thalia, Luke, Annabeth. As cliche as that is.
    Ya gotta love Simba, Timon, and Pumba though =)

  4. I love the Gemma Doyle trilogy. Laura just started it and I'm so jealous. I wish I could read it again for the first time.

  5. I love the Pevensies too! Hmm, are the Famous Five and Secret Seven too unoriginal?

  6. Agree with all the points here - got to love teams!