All friendships are complicated—but female friendships in particular are perceived as being competitive and difficult. It’s a trope that has colored many a storyline and plot point, and it’s an idea I couldn’t escape growing up, even in the books I read.
Whether it is a story of people who have known each other since birth or a tale of budding friendship, books have an amazing way of catching us in our feelings and helping us recall our own friendships over the years–the good and the bad.
On this last day of Women’s History Month, I would like to celebrate books that depict friendships between women as strong bonds that can survive even the most perilous of circumstances. Those are the stories we need to see more of in pop culture, and those kinds of stories mattered the most to me when I was growing up.
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