Who are the best sisters in fiction?
The Guardian had a terrific column earlier in the week about the greatest sister acts in literature that gave me pause. A few great sister pairings immediately came to mind–Amy and Jo March; the Bennet sisters; Celie and Nettie in The Color Purple; the Wakefield twins in the Sweet Valley High books; Maggie and Rose in In Her Shoes–but honestly, though I’ve been racking my brain, I’m having trouble coming up with more. I remember plenty in the kids’ books I read growing up. But more recently? That’s a challenge. (Brothers, no problem. I could talk about brothers in literature all day long. That’s definitely a separate column.)