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)