In honor of the upcoming fathers day this weeks Top 5 Wednesday topic is Favorite Literary Fathers/Father Figures! Top 5 Wednesday is a meme hosted by Samantha @ Thoughts on Tomes.
As we all know parents in YA fiction are rarely present and if by some miracle they are present it turns out that they are horrible to the heroes of the story. This weeks topic was a little bit of a challenge because of this but I still had fun going through all my books trying to remember which ones had amazing father figures. Anyway without further ado here are my favorite literally dads:
1. Alexander Walker: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.
I finished this book a few weeks ago and the story is still stuck with me because of the amazing father/daughter relationship Andie has with her father. I know the relationship started off rocky but it slowly grows into a really great relationship.
2. Arthur Weasley: Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
Cumon, its not T5W without a Harry Potter mention! Arthur Weasley is hands down one of the best Dads in literary fiction. Even with all the family problems I would say he managed to be a pretty good dad to the Weasley children and Harry.
3. Henri Smith: I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
I know this character was all about tough love but he was such an amazing father figure to the main character. Even with everything happening around them in the book he doesn’t fall apart like most YA dads, he remained dependable while still bringing the tough love.
4. Jeb Stryder: The Host by Stephanie Meyer
Crazy but absolutely lovable Jeb was an amazing father figure to both the main characters in this story. Even with all the hate and prejudiced, he’s the only one that protected and believed in Wanda from the very beginning!
5. Arthur Avery: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Even in his condition Arthur Avery manages to be an amazing father to his two daughters especially Cath. He pushed her to go for her dreams like all great dads should!
So thats it for this weeks T5W! Thanks for reading guys…