Top Ten Best Loved Siblings From Books

We’re celebrating Rakshabandhan in India today – a day dedicated to sibling/s. And I bring you ten siblings I loved from some of my favourite books.

We all know the classics — Jo and Meg from Little Women, Jane and Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice, Scout and Jem from To Kill a Mockingbird. I thought I’d look into some of the more recent works — over the last few deacdes. Something written in my lifetime, at least. That might not be really recent but it’ll have to work :-). Here goes:

Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series by JK

Who better, to kick off my list with? I had to have them. Identical twins, who’re not just physically alike but also in every other way you can think of. They were together in every plan, every prank completing each other’s thoughts.

On a side note if you’re a Potterhead and want to see in what ways they were not alike, check out this article here. It’s fascinating, I tell you.

Anna and Kate Fitzgerald from My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Anna was genetically conceived to keep Kate alive – that’s how closely intertwined were the lives of these two sisters. Kate, the older one, suffers from blood and bone marrow cancer and Anna is brought into the world to save Kate’s life by donating her umbilical cord blood. However, the bond they share goes beyond medical procedures.

Katniss and Prim Everdeen from The Hunger Games by Suzanne

Katniss is the quintessential older sister; almost too perfect to be true. She’s tough and bold and smart. She’s the provider while Prim is the baby of the family. Katniss volunteers in place of her sister to participate in the Hunger Games, preferring to court death rather than allowing Prim to do so.

Augie and Olivia (Via) Pullman from Wonder by RJ Palacio

Although Augie was the protagonist of this fantastic book I loved Via a tad bit more than him. It couldn’t have been easy living with brother who required the entire attention of both her parents. Via struggles with feelings of resentment and then guilt. Yet she’s there for Augie when he needs her.

Lou and Treena (Katrina) from Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

My sister and I argued at length about whether Lou and Treena deserved to be on this list. She insisted they didn’t get along at all. Which is so not true. I mean they had their differences, Lou struggled with her complexes; Treena was clearly the smarter of the two. She (Treena) takes over Lou’s room and Lou resents that. But, but but — remember It was Treena who came up with the idea of Lou taking Will on those trips. She also supports Lou’s decision to accompany Will.

Sam and Patrick in The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky

How many brother-sister duos do you see hanging out together in school? That should be proof enough of Sam and Patrick’s closeness. These step-siblings stick close together, they watch football together, they party together and are privy to each- other’s secrets.

Margot and Lara Jean from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by
Jenny Han

I am still feeling a little bad for leaving out Kitty. After all it was she who started off the whole sequence of events and was aroundmore often. However Margot and Lara Jean’s relationship is more mature. I loved their skype conversations and the way Margot advises Lara Jean. Oh they have their differences but Margot is there for Lara Jean when she really needs her. And that’s what matters in the end. Also, in the third book when Lara Jean tries to break up with she is mimicking Margot – that’s the kind of influence Margot has on her.

Alex and June from Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

The first son and daughter of the United States, Alex and June, are another one of my favourite siblings. Alex revels in his mom’s position as the President of the United States. He aims to be a politician himself and loves the hubbub of her office. June, on the other hand, wants to be a journalist, and likes to distance herself just a little bit from it all. What I love about them is that they’re different and yet they are able to connect just as perfect siblings should.

For my last two I’m picking up two books I loved by Indian authors.

Zoya and Zorawar from The Zoya Factor by Anuja Chauhan

If you haven’t read this delightfully Indian cocktail of cricket, advertising and superstition with a dash of romance and Shah Rukh Khan, well then, your life is incomplete. Zoya and Zoravar are absolutely adorable. He calls her ‘Gaalu’ for her cubby cheeks and she says, ‘Basically, Zoravar’s thing in life is to make fun of me.’ That sums up their relationship.

Diya and Anu from Hot Chocolate is Thicker Than Blood by Rupa

This one’s another delightful set of chalk and cheese siblings. Diya is the older sister, the good girl with straight As and just as straight silky hair while Anu is the one who’s perpetually in detention with curly hair (that grows horizontally). And that makes her certain she’s adopted. They sisters bond over cups of hot chocolate and it doesn’t really matter if one of them is adopted because after all hot chocolate is thicker than blood. I really must do a proper review of this one.

Even as I’m hitting publish I have a feeling I’ve left some out. So tell me which ones are your favourite.

12 Replies to “Top Ten Best Loved Siblings From Books”

  1. I think you had me with the first pairing as they were just the best ones I have come across in a book ever – I cried buckets when one of them dies in the last HP. It just plain broke my heart!
    What a lovely bookish post to do for raksha bandhan Tulika – totally enjoyed going through this.

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    1. Glad you liked it. Fred and George are favourites with everyone. That one of them had to die was the saddest ever.


    1. Tell me about it! I browsed through almost all the books I mentioned here. It’s tough to stop yourself from reliving each of them. Harry Potter is of course a favourite.


  2. Such an interesting post, Tulika. It takes me back to other siblings too – the March sisters from Little Women and the Bennet sisters and Darcy and Georgiana from Pride and Prejudice. Even further back, the twins in Twelfth Night and The Comedy of Errors!

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    1. Oh yes. Those were some wonderful siblings. I have only read abridged versions of those two plays of Shakespeare but what a laugh riot they were.


  3. Fred & George is my favorite pair! I just finished reading Deathly Hallows with my 10 year old for a second time, and I was thinking how did Ron’s mom manage with the twin brothers! I was having a discussion with my son about that and I’m glad that I don’t have twin boys!
    I’m familiar with only 3 pairs from this list. I will add the rest to my TBR.
    Thanks for this interesting read, Tulika!

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    1. Oh this has baffled me too – not just the twins, imagine having seven children! How did she even survive? Perhaps one had to be a witch to manage it all.


  4. Interesting post OM! I’m familiar with only the first pair 🙂
    Oh and the Zoya factor…i’ve watched the movie, havent read the book..
    The post brings to mind many of the siblings from the classics though!

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