• Tabitha Tomala

Top 5 Character Teams Ups | Plaid Reader Reviews | Guest Post

A huge thank you to all the book bloggers who came together for the top 5 project! There are so many books out there, and the top 5 project is a fun way to showcase some great finds and explore more book blogs! Today features a guest post from Plaid Reader Reviews that includes their top 5 character team ups.

About the Blogger


Plaid Reader Reviews started at the end of 2018 as an extension of my Instagram, which I'm no longer diligent in maintaining. At first, the blog was just posted book reviews of books I'd already read and posted on Instagram but longer and more in-depth. But at the start of 2019, I started doing book challenges, I got a Twitter account for the blog and updated my website to the first paid plan. I got art done for the blog finally. I think I only read 38 books that year but everything has grown exponentially since then. I read 81 last year I did bunches of book challenges and lists and interacted with other bloggers more. I just got another premium plan and am in the middle of a readathon, the way I see it the blog can only go up from here in 2021.

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1.) Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova

Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova | Top 5
Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova

Peppi and Jamie are able to team up despite their differences and not only become friends but save both of their clubs from being disbanded. While they had their ups and downs which was realistic for the age group. Eventually they find that both art and science really aren't that different all along.


The reason I chose this book is because Peppi and Jamie are able to see through the artificial divides of middle school cliques and and make a true friendships.

You can find my review here.

You can purchase it on Amazon here.

2.) A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi

A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi | Top 5
A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi

These two are an unusual team up considering Sakina thinks Mimi is stuck up at first but eventually the two bond over Mimi teaching Sakina English and Mimi learning about her home culture, they don't realize they are the answer to each others problems but they slowly become friends and help change as problems come up throughout the book.


The reason I chose this book is because while they may be different eventually they push each other to solve each other's biggest issues which is what makes them a good team.

You can find my review here.

You can purchase this book on Amazon here.

3.) To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer

To Night Owl From Dogfish | Top 5
To Night Owl From Dogfish

Avery and Bett are another pair that hate each other at first, the only reason they come together is to keep their dads apart. But they start working together and realize they make a great team, even if they don't want to admit it for like a good half of the book.


The reason I chose this book is I also love how their relationship forms naturally, they go from hating each other to being best friends but not in a way that feels forced.

My review can be found here.

You can purchase the book on Amazon here.

4.) Séance Tea Party by Reimena Yee

Seance Tea Party by Reimena Yee | Top 5
Seance Tea Party by Reimena Yee

When her circle of friends suddenly shrinks as growing up happens Lora is determined to have fun on her own and not bow to the social pressures and be like everyone else. So one day Lora has a tea party with a supernatural twist that leads to her rediscovering Alexa, the ghost that haunts her house and her old imaginary friend!


I picked this book to show that a team up can't (and maybe shouldn't) last forever. These two make a wonderful pair but their goodbye is as poignant as their hello.


You can find my review here.

You can purchase the book on Amazon here.

5.) Stargazing by Jen Wang

Stargazing by Jen Wang | Top 5
Stargazing by Jen Wang

Even though Moon and Christine are nothing alike when Moon moves in next door the girls become fast friends. Christine appricates Moons confident and impulsive personality, she's unlike any person Christine has ever known. The two have fun sharing their favorite music videos and painting their toenails: something Christine's strict parents don't allow.

But Moon shares a secret with Christine , she has visions sometimes, of the the celestial beings who speak to her from who reassure her that earth isn't where where she really belongs.

Can Christine be the Moon needs when her visions turn out to have an all to earthly root and Moon is soon in the hospital fighting for her life?

You can find my review here.

You can purchase the book on Amazon here.

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