According to Merriam-Webster, friendship is “the state of being friends,” or “the relationship between friends.” Since the dictionary definition is really no help in actually describing friendship, let’s look at some common characteristics of friendship. 1.) Friends are people you like and with whom you enjoy spending time. 2.) You have common interests. You like … More What Are Friendships?
The following link should lead to a video set to the music of The White Stripes examining friendship in a variety of YA novels and media; the list includes Harry Potter, Wonder, Ellen Foster, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The Fault in Our Stars, and even Winnie the Pooh.
We all have songs that remind of us of our best friends or provide a little context when we need support. Below are some of the best songs to add to your playlist or sing along with your best friends. 1.) The White Stripes, “We’re Going to Be Friends” 2.) Queen, “You’re My Best Friend” … More Friendship Playlist
Throughout the Young Adult world, a common theme is overcoming the struggle of getting older and rationalizing the world. Often times, even the most heroic characters rely on their close friends for support and strength in adversity. The types of reliance run the gamut from affirmation of self-worth and purpose, overcoming tribulations, or perhaps even … More Strength through Friendship
Boy Meets World Characters Cory and Topanga “If you let people into your life a little bit, they can be pretty damn amazing.” – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Tume Indian by Sherman Alexie We all know Cory and Topanga turned into one of the greatest love stories of the 1990s. What we might … More Examples of Friendship in Pop Culture
10 Scary Signs Your Boyfriend Is An Emotionally Abusive Loser by Dr. Annie Kaszina (Thought Catalog) “What’s wrong, ugly, you jealous? Can’t get a date?” Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson The title of this Thought Catalog article may have sass written all over it, but the point is solid. Certain character traits can be clues … More Examples of Emotional/Verbal Abuse in Pop Culture