Friday, May 11, 2012

Follow Friday (15)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted at Parajunkee & Alison Can Read , used to meet new friends from the blogging world!

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?

Tough question! The truth is that, in most books that I've read recently, parents have a very little role in them (or they aren't in the picture at all). But I remember a book I read in my childhood, called War of Witches (El Clan de la Lloba in Catalan) by Maite Carranza where there is a very strong mother-child relationship. They basically survive saving each other from a very ugly destiny. Sadly, I don't remember much of the book since I read it almost ten years ago, but I remember how nice their relationship felt.

But then, just recently I read Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins, and the relationship between the main character and her stepmother was really nice. Another book worth mentioning is the Vampire Academy series, where while Rose and her mother have their differences, they care for each other.


Vanya D. said...

Haven't read any of those titles :( Happy Friday!

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Jennifer L. Bielman said...

I've only heard of the Vampire Academy series but have yet to read the books.

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Vikki said...

Love the VA series. Rose and her mum don't have the best relationship but you can feel they care :)

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Sarahbotbonkers said...

I'm so left behind I haven't read any of the books you mentioned. I'm looking forward to Sweet Evil, though. Happy Friday, Sophie! :D

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Tanya Patrice said...

The dynamic between Rose & her mum was interesting, but I was so happy they worked things out & came to understand each other.


Mimi Valentine said...

That is SO true, Sophie, and you're the first person to point that outtoday: For a while there, parents were starting to disappear in YA! I think they're starting to make a comeback now -- like Patti, who I honestly ADORED with all my heart! -- but I always used to wonder where the parents in books disappeared to! Under desks, behind corners, hiding in the bathroom... They were nowhere to be found! x)

I really liked Rose's relationship with her mom too -- it reminds me a lot of mother/teenage-daughter relationships! :)

Beautiful answer for a beautiful Friday (both here in Canada and there in Spain), Sophie! I hope you have the most amazing Mother's Day weekend! :) <3

The Plot Thickens said...

Just blogging by, have a great weekend.

AwesomeSauce Book Club said...

Thanks for stopping by our FF. New follower.

Anne said...

I noticed that most of the books that I read do not have strong mother/child relationships in them. This was a hard question.

Have a great weekend!

Jenni @ Alluring Reads said...

hehe you did pick Sweet Evil too! I loved that book so much! Kaiden *swooooon*

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Ooh. Didn't think of Vampire Academy. It is sad in YA books you just don't see enough positive parent/kid relationships.

joder said...

Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog! I'm now following you back via GFC and wish you a Happy Reading Weekend.

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Linny @ Linnys Literature said...

I'm currently reading Sweet Evil and I agree with you about the mother daughter relationship. Even though she's adopted and the mother is pretty Nazi-Mom, they really love and look out for eachother. Like you said, it seems like in many books later the parents are pretty nonexistant. Thanks for sharing!

Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books said...

I haven't read any of these books but Sweet Evil is on my TBR list. Returning the follow :)

veela-valoom said...

A lot of YA books lack good mother/kid relationships.

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Lu said...

I hear good things about Sweet Evil! Will need to read it.
Happy Weekend :)

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Catie @ Movies in my Head said...

Nice choice on sweet evil! following back :)

J. B. Kantt said...

Hey Sophie!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Feel free to come by anytime! :)

Love your answer, and your blog! I'm an old follower of yours!!! :D


Marshiee Kai said...

Nice choice! War of Witches sounds like a good read. Even the title is intriguing.
BTW thanks for stopping y my blog! New follower!

It's A Hardcover Life said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following you now too!

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