Parajunkee and AlisonCanRead. It's set up so bloggers to discover new blogs and gain new followers. Every week two different blogs are featured. This week's features are Books Galore and The Fake Steph.
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This weeks question:
A: I had to honestly think about this question. First of all, it makes me miss my mom who is over 5,000 miles away. Secondly, most YA books are lacking strong parental bonds with the main character, who is more often than not either an orphan or left to fend for themselves. In all honesty, if they were such good parents they wouldn't let their children hang out with their significant others or vampires, etc. the way that they do in YA books. And that wouldn't nearly be as interesting!
Luckily, there are a few books where mothers share a part in their child's life. I feel that Clary from the Mortal Instruments series has a close relationship with her mother, Jocelyn. In the same manner, Clara from the Unearthly series and her mother Maggie share a similar bond. Both these women can relate to what their daughter is experiencing, whether she is becoming a shadowhunter or fulfilling her angelic duties and they'd do just about anything to protect them. There is hope after all for our beloved YA characters to receive the parental guidance they need!