“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.”-Paul Sweeney
In the many books I have read, I’ve made several “friends”. I’ve always been sad when the book ended and my “friends” went away. My first ever book friend was Levi from the Sadie Rose series. On a side note he was also my first crush… Is it weird to have a crush on a book character?
Well no matter, I was only eight. In my eight-year-old mind, I found Levi incredibly dreamy…well, I always thought he was cute at that age. And my poor heart was broken when he kissed Sadie…it was a tragic romance. But he was also kind and gentle most of the time. He was always willing to help when Sadie needed it. Despite the fact that he was dreamy and broke my heart, he would have made a very loyal and kind friend.
There were so many book friends I’ve made over the years I cannot even begin to count them. They were always available when I needed to get my mind off my problems and lose myself, feeling for theirs.
One of my favorite book friends was Eragon from the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Eragon was always so brave and self-sacrificing. And he was kind and loved Saphira, his dragon. Eragon would have made a wonderful and loyal friend and would have helped teach me about bravery since I’m a natural coward.
Saphira was very lovable too. I also would count her as a friend. She was just an amazing dragon. Saphira was usually the wise one in their missions and she saved Eragon’s life many times and was always willing to die for him if necessary. I always wanted Saphira as my friend because I wanted someone as loving as that but also so wise to give me advice and keep me from making the multiple dumb mistakes I have.
I sincerely hope that I’m not the only one who makes book friends…my sanity would come into question. But whether or not I am, my book friends, believe it or not, have helped me through a great deal. Do you make book friends also?