He's My Brother
❝If I were to do this with Theodore, I would be dropping much more. I would be dropping a friendship that had lasted all my life, a friendship that had much more memories to them, memories so special that they were treasures.
With Theodore, I had chocolate chip cookies. We had snowball fights in summer with vanilla ice cream. We had jump rope contests in my driveway; we had games of Horse in his backyard. We had walks under the full moon, bike trips in the rain. We had endless times, traditions, and treasures, and I didn't want that to come to an end anytime soon.
It was silly, to depend on someone this much in life and happiness. But he was almost everything to me, part of me. Without Theo, who had given me half of who I was, I was almost nothing. With him I learned to be adventurous, rebellious, and positive about the future. He had brought me out from a roof of fear I was living under.
And to me, he was much more than what Asher ever was.❞
Evangeline Rose and Theodore Williams have been best friends since they were children. They are neighbors, their parents and siblings are best friends, and they're so close that they basically consider themselves siblings. She fears to love him, as she's afraid it'll shatter their friendship:
When one Christmas evening starts to change things, the strong friendship that they have held for so long starts to waver and trust starts to decline.
trigger warning: this book deals with eating disorders