The “friendship plot” in fiction is the narrative of two friends that inevitably ends in sorrow. In many cases, it’s not a simple drifting apart that causes the end of the friendship, but tragedy; the friend dies or otherwise disappears. The friendship plot makes its home not in adult books, but in children’s stories. Why? Because friendship is connected with childhood, and introducing children (fictional and real) to loss forces them to grow up.
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The Lightyear O is a revolutionary electric car powered by the sun. Developed by a Dutch startup, the four-door sedan has over 50 square feet of solar panels on its roof and hood, generating up to 43 miles of energy a day. With production now underway in Finland, the car does come with a hefty price tag at $262,000, but the company hopes to introduce a more affordable version, the Lightyear 2, by 2025. Read full article here