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This week is Top Ten Mother's Day whatever- a freebie. I decided to go with books with great moms, and books with, um, not-so-great moms. Split it up. This was actually kind of a fun one as I had to really think about the different portrayals of parents- and we all know in YA that can be especially problematic. So... here we go.
Frances' mom is awesome. Even though Frances is a study machine, she pretty much pushes herself, and her mom actually is very supportive but also tells her to take time and live a little. Plus they order pizza and watch shows together.
Madeline has a biting wit and doesn't take any shit but she has her kids' backs and is funnier than anything.
Ellison is an awesome mom and a riot - oh and she finds lot of dead bodies.
The mom in this one has a daughter who is found unconscious and possibly assaulted at a party in the garden- which is really a huge communal space behind the homes and townhouses of a neighborhood inn London. She's a good mom in a tough spot.
I don't remember a ton about the mom here but I included it because the family dynamics were so strong- and the MC goes back home when her impending marriage falls apart.
This mom sucks because she's a researcher on a secret island and when her daughter shows up she is shocked to find out what her mom is doing. Plus mom chose her researcher life over her daughter.
This mom makes her three cloned daughters take turns attending school, and they can't date or have much of a social life so that their secret isn't revealed. But that ain't gonna last...
All the moms in this one must suck because they ship their daughters off to a school for unruly young ladies. Little do they know that the daughters are trained to be spies, rather than whipped into shape.
Oh man... where to start? Catelyn Stark is controversial- some fans hate her for how she treated Jon. And she starts a war basically but I also think she gave her son good advice and she was often right about various aspects. Definitely a debatable one.
The mom here is a trip. Kyla is mindwiped and placed with a new family, she doesn't know her real family. The mom who takes her in watches her but comes to care for her too, so she's a mixed bag- Kyla doesn't know if she can trust her or not. I liked the evolution of the mom.