It was interesting to read people's viewpoints on romance last time - some of you got married fast and it has been successful and it would have completely freaked me out.
But that got me thinking, what about friendships in books?
I started thinking about books that had friendships that I really liked - I am the Messenger, The Hourglass Door, The Gemma Doyle Trilogy, and it seems that the friendships in books can have a bit more leeway than romance.
Guys in friendships tend to like each other because of senses of humor, aspirations, hating the same people, etc.
And several from last time said they liked friendships that formed between a guy and a girl, and then took the time to gradually morph into love. But is it possible for a guy and a girl to really have a friendship that doesn't end in love? Or is the hunger for romance so strong that it would be impossible.
I mean, think about Luke and Lea - they met, similar purpose, victory, she kisses him to spite Han, there are hints at a possible romance, "Luke, I am your father" = crap, she's my sister, sibling relationship. Why put in even the hint at romance when it toed the line of eww a little already?
What do you think - are there stereotypes friendships have to follow in literature? Am I way off base with the friendship tendencies? Is there a friendship in movie or literature that you just love?