I remember having a conversation with someone about how they wished there were more books where opposite gendered protagonists were just friends and not involved romantically in any sort of way. They didn't want one-sided relationships, or triangles, just straight up platonic friendship. Was that really too much to ask?
The idea was fascinating, my NaNo novel has such a thing, but maybe I find it so attractive because it is a rarity for two leads to be 'just friends', especially in YA and above.
And then I came across this video:
So I had to wonder, are such relationships rare in books because they're rare in life? I mean, most of my guys friends are gay, and I'm pretty sure the one who isn't wouldn't mind a snogging session.
I've been racking my brain and bookshelf for a few days for a platonic example and can't really find one. Maybe Doctor Who (not that it's a book), with the Doctor and Amy, but Amy totally had a thing for him in the beginning so it doesn't quite work. I really quite curious now, so does anyone know of any books where the male and female protagonist are only friends, and stay friends if it's part of a series?