For those of us with siblings, we all know that the relationships are anything but simple. Sometimes they’re great and sometimes they’re fraught with tension, but if you’re lucky, they’re the best friends you get to also be related to.
Here are 5 of my favorite books with sibling relationships that might not be perfect, but are precious and truly important.
1. You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Twin sisters Adina and Tovah don’t have a lot in common, but when the diagnosis of Huntington’s disease effects one of them and not the other, their world and relationship get put to the test.
2. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Lara Jean is very close with her sisters Margot and Kitty. In fact, Lara Jean had a major crush on her sister Margot’s boyfriend Josh. When Margot and Josh break-up as Margot gets ready to go off to college, things get super complicated for Lara Jean. All’s fair in love and war, right?
3. All in Pieces by Suzanne Young
Savannah’s love and defense for her brother Evan, sparks a series of events throughout the book. Even though life is a challenge at every turn for Savannah, there’s not doubting her deep love and willingness to do everything she can to protect her brother.
4. The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith
When Brooke’s mother is arrested for murdering her abusive father, Brooke and her siblings are on their own. Over the course of a year, Brooke has to confront her family’s violence and figure out her place in the world.
5. Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee
Seventeen-year-old conjoined twins, Clara and Hailey are at a crossroads. Clara wants to stay close to home, avoid all attention, and study the night sky. Hailey wants to travel the world, learn from great artists, and dance with mysterious boys. This book is told in alternating perspectives and is such a heartwarming, unconventional story.