10 May 2012

Follow Friday (31)

Follow Friday is a really fun way to make new blogger friends and promote your blog in the process! This weekly meme is hosted by Alison Can Read and Rachel @Parajunkee.

Q: This Sunday in the U.S. is Mother's Day. In celebration, what are some of your favorite books with strong mother/child relationships?

A: When I actually sit down and think about it, I'm having a really hard time finding a YA book that has a strong mother/child relationship.  I've noticed a lot of books have absent parents or the main characters are off to boarding school.  The only book that I can think of off the top of my head is Divergent by Veronica Roth.  I really enjoyed the relationship between Tris and her mother.  

Of course, I can't do a post about mother/child relationships and not talk about Little House on the Prairie. It was one of my favorite series growing up and they're such good, wholesome books for younger kids!


bookbitereviews said...

I haven't read Divergent yet, but i do own it so hopefully i will get to it soon!!

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Imo said...

New Follower!

I've seen a few mentions of Divergent today, and i can't believe i forgot, good choice :D

Have an awesome friday,

@HarleyBearBooks said...

Tris' mom is awesome. Especially at the end. Reminds me of Harry Potters mom kind of. I'm following you on twitter now. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Beth D. said...

I really need to read Divergent.

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Beth ^_^

Morganville94 said...

Oh I've actually wanted to put down Divergent but never thought of Tris and her mum! LOL. Great answer! I definitely agree that Tris and her mum shared such a strong bond! I can't believe she () in the end!

Thanks for stopping by my blog I'm following back!

Natasha @ Dreamland Teenage Fantasy

Tyler-Rose Counts said...

My mom read the Little House on the Prarie books to me when I was little :)

I've also noticed the common absent parent phenomenon in YA fiction. I think it is mostly because if the main characters' parents were around they would not be out fighting/dating unsuitable people, vampires, werewolves and the like.

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The Plot Thickens said...

Yes, Little House On The Prarie.


Anonymous said...

Completely agree with Divergent. Thanks for stopping by! Following back :)

Sonnie @ Lit Girl: Confessions of a Future Librarian said...

Aw, I loved the Little House on the Prairie books too! I have the whole box set from when I was little! Great choice! I still haven't read Divergent yet =/ but I plan to soon!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Now following you back via GFC!

Keely Mahaffey said...

You know, I didn't even think of Tris, but the relationship between her and her mother is different from most YA novels.. Thanks for visiting my blog :) *New Follower*

~ Keely ~

Catie @ Movies in my Head said...

i haven't read divergent yet, can you believe it?!

new follower :)

Taylor said...

Definitely agree about Tris and her mom, as well as Little House on the Prairie :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


Vegan YA Nerds said...

Hi & thanks for following our blog :)

Like you I find it hard to think of a positive mother/child relationship in YA but Tris and her mum is a good example!

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