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Galentine’s Day Books for Your BFF


Happy Galentine’s Day, NOVLers! Today we’re celebrating friendship in all its forms, from unexpected connections to complicated high school cliques to closer-than-siblings bonds and more. In case you need a little themed reading material or a last minute Galentine’s Day gift for your BFF, we’ve compiled a list of our six favorite friendship reads:


1. The Unlikelies

by Carrie Firestone

Summer in the Hamptons isn’t looking so dreamy for Sadie, whose BFF is away at camp. But after she rescues a baby and a video of her good dead goes viral, she meets five very different teens also heralded as “hometown heroes”. Together, can they actually make the world a better place?


2. Stranger Than Fanfiction

Bestselling author and actor Chris Colfer’s funny and fast-paced novel is all about the power of fandom to create friends for life. The four protagonists are a band of misfits linked by their love of the hit television show Wiz Kids. When one of them jokingly invites the star of the show on their road trip, they’re shocked when he actually agrees. The vacation quickly becomes a messy whirlwind adventure that will put their bond to the test.


3. Those Girls

by Lauren Saft

With a tagline like “Some girls will always have your back, and some girls can’t help but stab you in it”, you already know this book isn’t pulling any punches. But the truth is, the closest of friendships can get messy—especially in high school. Alex, Mollie, and Veronica may be BFFs on the outside but deadly secrets and drama just might tear them apart unless they can confront their demons.


4. Etiquette & Espionage

by Gail Carriger

Read about the adventures of the students at a boarding school for young ladies, where they learn all about dance, dress, death, and diversion. To make it as a spy in this steampunk Victorian world, Sophronia won’t just have to ace her very unusual lessons—she’ll have to learn rely on her fellow classmates and new friends.


5. Define Normal

by Julie Anne Peters

From National Book Award Finalist Julie Anne Peters comes a quick read about a very unlikely friendship between a punk and a prep—perfect if you’re busy but still want to squeeze in some Galentine’s Day reading!


6. Invictus

by Ryan Graudin

There are crews and there are crews. Farway Gaius McCarthy, captain of a black market time-traveling space ship, puts his life in the hands of his loyal squad every day as they traverse the galaxy. But when a mysterious girl sabotages a mission on the Titanic, this colorful cast has to really stick together to unravel the conspiracy threatening to tear them apart.