5 sisterly relationships in YA that will have you feeling completely sororal

Sisters, this is your time to shine. Whether it’s a blood relative, or someone who you’ve grown up with, gone to school with, sisterly relationships aren’t always easy.


June in Lisa Heathfield’s ‘Paper Butterflies’ has a conflicted and quite heartbreaking kind of relationship with her sister. But there are some siblings who make us feel all kinds of jealousy and other feels over their bond. Here’s some of our faves…1. Taking it back, right back, to the real beginnings of sisterly love in fiction.

little women

Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy from Louisa May Alcott’s ‘Little Women’ is #roots. We defy anyone not to ache for a dynamic like they had. Beautiful.

2. May the odds ever be in your favour…

hunger games

Katniss and Prim from ‘The Hunger Games’, because nothing says “I love you, sis” like volunteering to take her place in a brutal and life-endangering game.

3. Big sis, little sis.

scream queens

Lucille and Wren from Estelle Laure’s ‘This Raging Light’ have a relationship that is both heartwarming and a little bit heartwrenching. Forced to care and provide for her little sister after their mother up and leaves, Lucille steps up and does just that.

4. Taking the fall?


Sadie takes the flack for her older sister’s mistakes in Steve Watkin’s ‘Juvie’. How many would say they would go to FREAKIN’ PRISON for their sis?

5. #sorority

pride and prejudice

The original girl squads. The sisterly bonds found in both ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility’ are enviable.

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Sarah is the Lead Writer and Design Queen here at Maximum Pop! Sarah holds an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University, and a BA in Creative Writing with English Literature from Marjon (BIG UP THE MARJON MASSIVE!). Sarah joined MP! after seeing an advertisement for writers on Instagram – because where else would a design master find their dream job?

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