The Youth Review's 14th series is dedicated to our often unlikely buddies, the people that we laugh and cry and share cookies with.
Young artist Jasmine Li presents a fun comic illustrating a story of two birds and a man on his computer. Check out her work Friendship Power is the Best Power (the title says it all!).
Sometimes our best companions are those related by blood. Derek Wang shares a heartwarming story of memories at the beach with his brother, noting that the bond between them is special. Read more in his essay Friendship.
They say opposites attract, and that is certainly true for Lemon and Melon, who become friends under very unique circumstances. Read more in Lindsey Mo's essay Lemon Melon Buddies.
Finally, Bonnie Chen transports readers to the magical Friendship Town, where our protagonist, Cloud, learns the value of spreading compassion and joy. Read more in her essay How Friendship Changed the World.