Ah, friendship. It’s one of the most important things in life, and it’s no wonder that it’s a popular theme in young adult fiction. From unlikely pairings to lifelong friendships, these books celebrate the power of human connection and the joys and challenges of friendship. So, grab your bestie and get ready to dive into some of the best friendship young adult fiction books out there.

First up is “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” by Ann Brashares. This book follows the story of four best friends named Carmen, Tibby, Lena, and Bridget who find a pair of magical pants that fit all of them perfectly, despite their different body types. The pants become a symbol of their friendship and a way for them to stay connected throughout the summer as they each go their separate ways. It’s a heartwarming and funny story that celebrates the bonds of friendship.

Another great book about friendship is “Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell. This book tells the story of two misfit teenagers who fall in love on the school bus. As they bond over music and comic books, they also face the challenges of their difficult home lives and the judgment of their peers. It’s a beautiful and moving story that explores the power of friendship to help us navigate the ups and downs of life.

For those who love a good mystery, “Truly Devious” by Maureen Johnson is a must-read. This book follows the story of a teenage girl named Stevie who is obsessed with solving a cold case involving a murder that took place at the prestigious Ellingham Academy in the 1930s. As she investigates the case, she forms unlikely friendships with her fellow students and learns to trust and rely on others. It’s a suspenseful and engaging read that celebrates the power of teamwork and friendship.

If you’re looking for something a bit more fantastical, “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater is a great option. This book follows the story of a group of friends who are on a quest to find a sleeping Welsh king who is said to grant wishes to whoever wakes him. As they navigate the challenges of their own personal lives and the supernatural forces at play, they form a tight-knit bond that carries them through their adventures. It’s a magical and immersive read that celebrates the power of loyalty and friendship.

Finally, “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli is a heartwarming and funny story about a teenage boy named Simon who is struggling to come out as gay to his friends and family. As he navigates the ups and downs of adolescence, he also forms unexpected friendships and learns to embrace his true self. It’s a beautiful and uplifting story that celebrates the power of acceptance and friendship.

Friendship is a powerful theme in young adult fiction that reminds us of the importance of human connection and the joys and challenges of being there for each other. These books celebrate the bonds of friendship in all their forms, from the lifelong friendships we cherish to the unlikely pairings that change our lives. So, grab your favorite book and your bestie, and get ready to be inspired by the power of friendship.