Best Mothers in YA Fiction

Happy Mothers Day!

In honor of today I decided to make this post to just appreciate authors who incorporate kick-ass moms into their stories because for some reason YA heroes have to be orphaned or abused, I just don’t get it. I mean I get the fact that most heroes need tragic backstories for us to appreciate their situation more but it’s just ridiculous, especially because it made making this list almost near impossible. So without further ado here are my best moms in YA lit:

Mrs Weasely – Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling


I know I know totally predictable but you can’t deny the fact that Mrs Weasely is one of the best book moms out there. I mean the woman had 7 children and still had more love to give to another kid that wasn’t even her own. Plus shes totally badass when she needs to be.

June Nealson – Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult


Damn, this book, this book is just…. I literally have no words for how amazing and emotionally involving this book is. Its about a mother who has to make a very very hard decision for her child and the places this story goes will just rip out your heart. This is a deeply touching story that I really recommend everyone should read.

In the space between yes and no, there’s a lifetime. It’s the difference between the path you walk and the one you leave behind; its the gap between who you thought you could be and who you really are.

Mrs Lancaster – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


Another predictable one because Hazel Grace’s mother is another one of the best mothers in YA literature, the woman would do anything for her child, and she is one of the most caring mothers I’ve ever read about.

(Mindy) Park’s Mom – Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell


This mother who left her country and everything she knew for love was an amazing mother to Park; she was caring, sometimes funny and of course super protective of her baby.

Natalie Prior – Divergent by Veronica Roth


Even though all the moms on this list are pretty cool, I just had to mention one badass one, she literally dies for her child, there is no greater selfless motherly act of love than that.

No matter how many times my own mother drives me to the brink of insanity I absolutely love her and appreciate everything she has ever done for me. So with that said, I really wish more authors would include such relationships into their stories. In my opinion books with characters that have great family support are special. So if you guys have any recommendations for books with a great mother-daughter relationship, let me know!


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4 thoughts on “Best Mothers in YA Fiction

    1. Thats so true, parents are always viewed more as hindrances to the plot but I feel a good parent-child relationship would do wonders for a story (sort of like in Percy Jackson)

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