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Book Discussion Challenge || Jan 11 || Siblings

I’ve always had a fantastic relationship filled with generous heaps of both intense love and intense annoyance with both of my own siblings, so there’s nothing I love more than a great, multi-layered portrayal of siblings in literature. Some of my favourites include:

  • El Capitan and Helmud in the dystopian/post-apocalyptic YA trilogy Pure by Julianna Baggott (there is nothing more beautiful in this world than their storyline!! and “Damn it, Helmud! Shit! You’ve been planning to kill me!” will forever remain as one of my favourite scenes between siblings in anything ever lmao)
  • Phreedom and Thomas Messenger (and all their million variations or whatever) in the “Cubist epic fantasy” duology The Book of All Hours by Hal Duncan (”that doesn’t mean i can’t go after him,” she says and i cry, “damn you,” she says and i cry even harder)
  • Akseli, Aleksi and Akusti Koskela in the Finnish classic, family saga, and historical trilogy Täällä Pohjantähden alla (Under the North Star) by Väinö Linna (i have like a million problems with Akseli and Aku and their treatment of women but still… ;___; “hyvästi. älä pelkää.” left a hole in my heart and i still haven’t quite recovered)
  • Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, Ron and Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (soooo many different dynamics from the inseparable Fred&George to the highkey annoyed fondness between Ron and Ginny to Percy and his exclusion and i love all of it, there’s just  s o  m u c h  sibling awesomeness!)
  • Adele, Helen, Audrey and Bonnie Huang in the YA coming-of-age story For Today I Am a Boy by Kim Fu (the ending of the book had me in tears, such a great book about – among other things – sisterhood ♥)

Who are your favourite literary siblings? Do you have any books to recommend with great sibling relationships, especially between sisters?