Who Are Your Favorite Fictional Sisters?

The Guardian recently published a terrific article about the greatest sisters in literature. It mentions the sisters in The Color Purple by Alice Waters, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, and the sister like friendship between Emma and Harriet in Emma by Jane Austen. I think this is a fun topic, so I thought I would list some of my favorite literary sisters:

The Bennet sisters from Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
I have to mention Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Lydia, and Kitty because they are probably the most famous sisters in literature. Jane and Elizabeth, the sensible eldest sisters, are, of course, my favorites.

The Walsh sisters from books like Anybody Out There? and Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes
Claire, Maggie, Rachel, Helen, and Anna Walsh are the five Irish sisters that make up the charming Walsh family. Marian Keyes’s books about the Walsh women are among some of my all-time favorites.

Rose and Maggie Feller from In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
The super responsible Rose and wild child Maggie couldn’t be more different. I especially love Toni Collette and Cameron Diaz as the two sisters in the movie version of In Her Shoes.

Ramona and Beezus Quimby from the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary
I read these books as a kid and I could always sympathize with Beezus for having to deal with her pesky little sister.

The Ingalls sisters from the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Little House series were among some of the first books I ever read on my own. I always remember how happy Laura and Mary were to get a penny and an orange in their Christmas stockings. Growing up on the frontier, the sisters took pleasure in the small things that most of us take for granted.

So tell me, who are your favorite literary sisters? Let me know in the comments!

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