Most (more like all) of the books we read feature a romantic relationship, while other types of relationship takes a back seat in order to make the story “more interesting”, which is reall unfair because other types of relationship are important too! What’s more important than your family? Loyal friends? Seeing cute bromance and women kicking ass together? But sadly those relationships are ALWAYS overshadowed by the arrival of a romantic interest. Life isn’t about romance you know. Which is why today I’m going to give you some recommendations about books that has amazing non romantic aspects. Now, most of this book still has a romance, but I think the other relationships are pretty prominent too. Let’s just jump right into it.
SECOND CHANCE SUMMER Taylor’s relationship with her family wasn’t the best at the beginning of the summer, they’re there but they aren’t close. But over the course of the summer, they started to spend time together and be there to support each other, especially with her father. (Prepare some tissues guys)
ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE Both Ari and Dante’s family are extremely supportive, and Ari also discover more and reconnected with his family. His relationship with his father improved and he also learnt about his brother.
WONDER Family plays a really strong part in this book. Auggie’s parents allowed him to go to the public school, they don’t try to hide him and encouraged him to have as normal life as possible. Her sister always supports him, and never ashamed of him. That is just an amazing, full of love family!
TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE Lara’s relationship with her family is really strong. She talks a lot with her sister and father, and have a lot of time together. She gets back together with her sisters fairly quickly after the mess in book 1.
THE GRAVEYARD BOOK The relationship in this book is interesting, but also heartwarming. Bod is a human, while the rest of his family are, well… ghost. But they love each other so much, and it shows through their words and actions.
THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON Also a no-blood relation type of family, this family includes an old old witch, an enmagicked kid, a swamp monster and a Perfectly Tiny dragon. Again, their love for each other truly shines through the pages.
THE INFERNAL DEVICES I’ve said it once and I would say it again, HERONSTAIRS IS THE BEST BROMANCE EVER AND NO ONE CAN CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE.
THE RAVEN CYCLE Gansey and Adam? Gansey and Ronan? Gansey and Noah? Adam and Noah? Ronan and Noah???
LORALI The Ableglares! I think some of them are actually brothers, but whatever. They are the most loveable pirates you’ll ever know.
THE FORBIDDEN WISH Caspida and her handmaiden, protecting the city and defending the people… Need I say more?
THE WRATH AND THE DAWN Shazi and Despina could bring an entire kingdom to its knees, period.
THE RAVEN CYCLE No explanation needed.
HARRY POTTER This recommendation wouldn’t be perfect without mentioning The Golden Trio. Not only them, The Silver Trio, Dumbledore’s Army… even the Death Eater itself are pretty solid team. This book is just filled with amazing friendship (or team work in DE case)
PERCY JACKSON I don’t think I need to explain anything here either. The seven + Reyna + Nicho and their satyrs and just the whole both camp are a really solid team!
What’s your favorite non romantic relationship? And what’s your favorite book featuring those relationships?