For me, one of the most frustrating things about reading (and watching tv/films) is that I rarely see myself or other women I know in any of the female characters. In Hollywood, there are a slew of ‘bromance’ stories about the close, and often humorous, friendships between men. Female relationships are rarely depicted with the same detail, and when they are, they’re often catty or superficial, or the main female character’s friend merely exists to give her relationship advice.
I have quite a few close knit girl friends that are more geeky and perverse than a lot of my guy friends. Most of the time, my girl friends would rather spend their money on comics than shoes, and when we get together, we play Mario Kart and talk about our various fandoms instead of gossiping or sulking about being single.
Basically, can anyone recommend any stories that involve close, well-developed friendships between women? Or, at the very least, a story with geeky female characters? The genre can be YA, realistic fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, historical; doesn’t matter. I’m just tired of bromances getting to have all the fun.