This week's question is
Q:What are some of your favorite books with a strong mother/child relationship
I didn't realize how difficult this question would be. In the YA world, it is pretty much a given that the main character is either going to have parents who are dead or have an estranged relationship with them. As such, it is difficult to even come up with books that FEATURE a mom. That said, I did come up with one.
I think we all go through this as we age. As children, we have a very limited view as to who our parents are. When we become teenagers we are SURE that we know who they are (and convinced that they are LAME). It is only as adults that we begin to discover some of the hardships and struggles that made our parents who they are. If we are lucky enough to have a relationship where parent and child are treated as equals, we can learn things about our parents that we never imagined, and in doing so, learn things about ourselves as well.