My sister and I are super close. And I never really realized this until recently. Before I thought our relationship was normal, but it turns out we are actually closer than most sisters are. I love my little sister so so much, and I’m so glad that she’s always there for me, so I’ve decided to share amazing sibling relationships in YA fiction.
Alec, Izzy, and Max have such a close relationship, and with their adoptive brother, Jace, too. But I especially love the relationship Alec and Izzy have with each other. Izzy, though being younger, has always been the one looking out for Alec. The two of them are there for each other always, even though they have their differences and disagreements. And then they will both do anything for their younger brother, Max, which I just think is so sweet how they always look out for him.
The Weasley family, of course, had to make this list! I love every single one of them, Ginny, Ron, Fred and George, Percy, Charlie, and Bill (plus Mr. and Mrs. Weasley). Sure, they make get into their arguments, just like any other siblings would, but at the end of the day, they are always there to look out for each other. Like Ron may act like he doesn’t like Ginny, but he’s just trying to protect her. The twins are my favorites though. How can you not love Fred and George with all their crazy schemes?
I just love how close Jonah and his brothers and sisters are. They’ve all really bonded from the death of their father and having to take care of themselves when their mother just kind of shuts down. They accept each other, too. Even when Jonah’s older siblings are uneasy of Vivi, they still accept him for it. And then Jonah’s youngest sister, Leah, falls in love with Vivi and they become best friends. The close bond the six of them had was so wonderful, and probably my favorite part of the book.
Okay, but how could this book not be on my list for the best sibling relationships? I don’t know, but I think the Song and Weasley families are tied for my favorites. Margot and Lara Jean are pretty close in age but also very close with each other. But the two of them are always looking out and helping their dad take care of Kitty, their ten year old sister. I love Kitty, she’s probably my favorite character. And the way the three sisters have become so close with each other just warms my heart. From their mom’s death, they have bonded so much and are always looking out for each other and helping their dad out.
Jasmine and her two brothers, Danny and Isko, are all so close. They bonded a lot too when they found out about their family no longer being legal in the U.S. Jasmine is looking out for her brothers the whole book while the two of them spend a lot of time joking around together and playing video games. But there are those moments in this book when it’s just so clear how much the three of them love each other and how close they are. Those moments have to be some of my favorites.
The family dynamics in this book are definitely very interesting, that’s for sure. I still love it though. We have Audrey, the middle child in between her two crazy brothers Frank, who is obsessed with videogames, and sweet little four year old Felix. Their family is all kinds of crazy. Felix is so adorable though, and I love how Audrey is really close with him, despite their ten year age difference. Frank is there for them too, but you don’t always see it because he’s playing games. but in the end, this family may be crazy, but still so loving of each other.
What are some of your favorite books with close family dynamics like these ones, especially sibling relationships? Do you love reading about bigger families and close siblings like me, or no?