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Quote #1

He had found a roll of duct tape and had used it to close the wounds. The medics remarked that this, in their experience, was a brand new form of bandage. (1.74)

Nothing says friendship like duct tape to the wounds. Though Salander has actively been pushing Blomkvist away, he knows how to be a good friend and works to save Salander from the wounds inflicted by her dad and brother.

Quote #2

Suddenly [Salander] remembered having seen Kalle Fucking Blomkvist. (3.88)

This is Salander's pet name for Blomkvist. Wonder what he would think of it? Do you think that this is an affectionate pet name or not?

Quote #3

[Armansky:] "I'm her friend. Although, as you know, that's not necessarily the same thing as saying she's my friend." (5.16)

Salander and her boss have a rocky friendship. Neither entirely approves of the other, and neither knows what to do with their attraction to each other. In this novel their friendship becomes stronger and better defined. Still, it's clear that Salander doesn't yet know how to be a friend.

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