Top 5 Wednesday was created by gingerreadslainey and if you want to join Top 5 Wednesday take a look at the Goodreads group! This week’s topic is ‘Books with your favourite mothers/maternal figures’ which is a topic worth talking about since there’s a general lack of family in a lot of YA books.
Henryka from Ryan Graudin’s Wolf By Wolf
While Henryka is more of a grandmother than a mother, she’s still one of my favourite characters from Wolf By Wolf. All the little glimpses of her paint her as a caring and grumpy old granny, while her relationship with Yael is incredibly sweet.
The women in the Sargent House from Maggie Stievfater’s The Raven Cycle
I’ve jumped on the hype train with The Raven Cycle and it’s not something I regret! The women surrounding Blue are each exceptional in their own right and each and every one of them is a precious cinnamon roll that must be protected.
Sally Jackson from Rick Riordan’s PJO series
Sally Jackson must be protected at all costs.
Molly Weasley from the Harry Potter series
Molly Weasley is queen amongst maternal figures, must I really say more?
Queen Avalea of Mista from Natalia Jaster’s Trick
I loved the fact that Briar recognised the efforts her mother was making to restore their relationship, even though she wasn’t making any herself out of guilt. The way they both grew through the book’s events was very sweet and this is definitely a model to follow as far as mother-daughter relationships go.
What are your favourite maternal figures in books? What’s your opinion of the general lack of a family structure when it comes to YA?