Friday, May 10, 2013

Follow Friday - Fave Mom


Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
Question: Happy Mother's Day! Who is your favorite mom from fiction?
Ruby Oliver's mother immediately pops into mind.  (I forced myself to pick an answer besides Mrs. Weasley since I'd already seen that). Her mother is OVER THE TOP. She's an actress in a one-woman show.  She's all about expressing the feelings.  So when Ruby starts having life-drama, her mother puts in her in therapy (which is the premise of this series).

But what makes Ruby's parents so amazing (both) is that they try so damn hard to help their daughter.  They are infuriating at moments, at times absolutely clueless, there's a point where they aren't actually speaking but you never doubt how much Ruby's mother loves her.  I mean they get a giant dog because they think Ruby's therapist said she needed one and they live on a HOUSEBOAT.  Not a big one. A small, maybe even tiny boat.  I like that Ruby and her mother have a realistic, sometimes angst-filled but completely love driven relationship.  You rarely see that in YA.

If you haven't read this series you need to.  It's fun feminism for teens.  Did you see that. FUN FEMINISM FOR TEENS.  (Here's my gushy gushy review)

2 comments:

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Yeah if I'd done my post later in the day I would force myself to choose another mother beside Mrs. Weasley as well. But it's hard. Not many parents are in books these days, YA included.

Nice pick though!

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~Jennifer~ said...

It's true - Mrs. Weasley received an awful lot of votes for best fictional mom this week. She was my pick, lol! I'll have to check out your book! :D

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