First, I have to you our most sincere apologies for not being active over Christmas. Things got on top of us and it was hard for us to find time to maintain the blog – but we’re back now and there’s no getting rid of us!
This week for our top five of the week, we’ve decided to do our top five favourite group in books. So in no particular order, here are our choices:
- Dumbledore’s Army – Harry Potter Series
A lot of people wont need us to explain why this group is one of our favourites, but for those who haven’t read the books or just don’t understand why they made it to our top five we’ll try to explain their appeal.
I love how loyal the group is not only to Dumbledore and Harry, but just to each other. Hogwarts is their second home, and they are each other’s second family. They show great bravery to go into battle at their age, a lot of them could have run off and hidden like a lot of people did but they chose to stand and fight. When people tried to give Harry up they didn’t stand by and let it happen – they protected him. A lot of them actually gave their lives not just for Harry but for each other, to ensure they wouldn’t have to live in fear under Voldemort’s ruling.
2. Ares 3 Crew – The Martian
There’s just something about the Ares crew that really touches me. The entire novel itself focuses on humanity and what it is to be human. It explores the natural human reaction to certain situations but the Ares 3 Crew was something else entirely. Even in the first few chapters, I could see how close they were and as the novel developed, I was amazed by how close they still remained. I don’t want to ruin the book but throughout the novel you can see how guilty they feel for leaving Mark behind, even if they do torture him with 70’s TV shows and disco music. This is definitely one of my favourite groups in novels.
3. The Golden Gang – The Hunger Games Trilogy
Everyone knows that the Hunger Games is an incredibly popular book and for us it holds some of the best groups. We’re talking about, of course, the arrangement existing between Peeta, Katniss and Finnick. Even though Katniss was totally against it, Haymitch knows what’s best for her and forms the best group to protect her during the 75th Hunger Games. But we can’t possibly discuss our favourite group without giving a mention to Rue and Katniss. Nothing was sweeter than the pairing between those two. The way it just worked together was just beautiful, regardless of their age difference, and you’d be lying if you said your eyes didn’t tear up at Rue’s passing. The Hunger Games is filled with our favourite teams, not only limited to these three but also involving the filming crew from the last book and our council in district 13.
4. The Gladers – The Maze Runner Series
It’s hard to pick who is the bravest out of all the groups, but these are definitely strong contenders. I mean, I don’t know about you but I couldn’t just carry on with everyday life, building things and doing chores when I know there’s some kind of monster right on my doorstep. Another thing I loved was there determination, they all worked so hard together to build a civilisation to survive. Must I even go on to mention how they went into the maze each day, knowing they were risking their life, to try and find a way out for everyone.
5. The Sky People – The 100 Trilogy
Now out of all the groups we picked this has to be the most complicated group of all. They aren’t known for being loving and always getting on, I mean there are plenty of arguments and fights, but this doesn’t stop them being a family in their own weird way. They come together to fight and protect their camp against the grounders, without each other they probably would have lasted for as long as they have. It begins off with a rocky start, but eventually they make it work.