In honor of National Best Friends Day, I’ve put together a catalogue of books with the strongest, most loving, and most kick-ass groups of girlfriends. So let’s get to it and celebrate some of our fave lady friends!
7 Girl Squads We Wish We Were a Part Of
1. The Song Sisters – To All The Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han
This is the most obvious choice—the Covey sisters may tease and fight, but they are best friends and always there for each other. And maybe a little too involved in each other’s love lives. . .
2. The Meade Creamery Girls – Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
What could be better than ice cream to bring girls together? The owner of Meade Creamery started the ice cream shop in the 1940s in order to console her friends whose boyfriends were off at war. Years later, the girls who run the store in the summer band together to keep its traditions alive.
3. The Girls of Innovations Academy – Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young
Yup — this story 100% delivers on that amazing cover and title. Coming out in March, this thriller is Westworld meets The Handmaid’s Tale where the girls of Innovations Academy, perfect and beautiful and constantly watched, soon begin to rebel against a sinister organization and uncover dark secrets about themselves.
4. Grace, Rosina, and Erin – The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed
Who are the Nowhere Girls? They’re every girl. But they start with just three: Grace Salter, the new girl, Rosina Suarez, the punk and rebel, and Erin Delillo, the nerd. These three unlikely friends come together to avenge a terrible injustice and trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their high school transforming the lives of everyone around them.
5. The Effigies – Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley
Never underestimate the power of the threat of evil villains to bring girls together. At the start of the Effigies series, the appearance of phantoms that plague the world coincides with the arrival of effigies, four girls that can control the elements. When the fire effigy dies suddenly, Maia is chosen and her life goes from quiet and normal to action-packed and dangerous in a heartbeat. And while she has never had many friends or even family, Maia must work together with the other effigies to keep the lurking dangers at bay.
6. Palmer, Bri, Toby, and Andie – The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
Palmer, Bri, and Toby are Andie’s best friends – and stick by her even when a political scandal threatens to derail her perfectly planned summer and possibly her future. Their main advice: embrace the chaos! And they’re right there with her as she tries.
7. Sweetie, Kayla, Suki, and Izzy – There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
This irresistible rom-com coming in June is the companion to Sandhya Menon’s When Dimple Met Rishi and it’s got all the cuteness and feels as its predecessor! But it also features a great group of supportive and loving girlfriends. While Sweetie navigates the idea that “fat” does not mean “ugly” and embraces her body-type, her wonderful group of friends, each of whom have their own insecurities and anxieties, are behind her 100%!