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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Follow Friday

Follow Friday time! Follow Friday is hosted by the lovely ladies at Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. The meme promotes new blog followings along with featuring a book related question. This week's question is:

This Sunday in the U.S. is Mother's Day, in celebration, what are some of your favorite books with strong mother/child relationships?

I love when a book has a healthy parent-child relationship. Most books that I read don't normally focus on  the mother, if she is even present, so its always refreshing to read about them. The first books that came to mind were Unearthly and Hollowed  by Cynthia Hand. In this series, Clara lives with her single mother, who is ever present and loving. As an angel, Clara's mother serves as a sort of guardian that guides Clara through her mission and her role as a part angel. The love between mother and daughter is beautiful in this book and will tear you apart in Hollowed. Their relationship is truly written with emotion and developed instead of pushed to the side like most stories. 


  1. What a good choice. I really liked Clara's mother and she was a bit more prominant which is something you don't often see in a YA book.

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  2. Great choice this week!! I also picked Clara's mother and Clara as well :D

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  3. Ooh, I have Hallowed on my iPad, but haven't read it yet. I'm going to need to bump it up the TBR list!

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  4. She's been mentioned quite often so far! :O I liked her, but I'm not finished with reading Hallowed yet, so.. XD

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  5. Yup, everyone is mentioning these books, but I haven't read them. I also couldn't think of a good example. Boo.

    Happy Friday!

    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

  6. YaY!!!! I actually choose the relationship between Clara and her mom as well. I totally agree with everything you said. I haven't been able to read 'Hallowed' yet, but now I can't even imagine what happens. Old Follower. =D

  7. Those are two books on my tbr list! :D
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  8. Hallowed is a popular answer this week. I haven't read it yet, but I really want to! :)

    Have a great weekend!
    Pam | jelly loves books

  9. I really love reading about healthy parent/child relationships and it seems they can be quite hard to find in YA!

  10. Yes, the Unearthly series made it to my FF post too! Happy Friday, Kristan! :)

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  11. Gah I really need to read this series! I keep hearing great things, but have yet to get to it. But I'm glad it has a strong parent relationship in it, because I feel like that's getting rare in YA lit.

    Happy friday!
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  12. I haven't heard of those books unfortunately. New follower.

    My FF

  13. Just blogging by, good choice.


  14. Wow, that's the second vote for Unearthly I've seen! Guess I need to read it! Old follower! My Follow

  15. I can't say I have one that comes to mind. The only thing that popped into my head when reading this was 2 books my mom read to me as a child that I loved and still have. I wont ever get rid of them :)
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  16. Such a popular answer and it sounds worthy of the type of praise I'm reading about. I have Unearthly waiting on my Kindle and I think I need to move it up the queue. Great answer!

    Old follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  17. I haven't read these ones so I couldn't say but it sounds like a great choice.

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  18. Wow. You've just made me want to run to a bookstore, pick up Unearthly and read it in one setting. Unfortunately,that's not possible but it's at the top of my TBR-list now thanks to you :)
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  19. someone else mentioned that series today. i really need to read those books asap!

  20. Unearthly's been a popular pick this week, so I'm definitely moving it to the top of my to-read list! The way you wrote about it definitely convinced me it's worth reading.

    Anyway, I'm a new follower! Here's my FF.

  21. Now this sounds like something I'd read. Too many posts indicating the need for more MOTHERS or "good" parent/child relationship stories. This one has come up a few times. Thank you.

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  22. I love Unearthly series. Great picks! check out mine please:


    I'm a new follower!

  23. Loads of people went for that answer but I must admit I haven't read the books yet :(

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  24. I really love the stong mother daughter bond in fiction, I think we need we more of that in YA. new follower via parajunkee http://susansoares.wordpress.com/