In spirit of Mother’s day this Sunday (or yesterday, May 10th, if you’re Mexican like me) I wanted to share my favorite fictional mommies and celebrate them for the women they are. Before I begin, happy mother’s day to all of the wonderful moms or mom-like figures in your life.
Kate – Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight | If you haven’t read this book and like mysteries, I highly suggest reading this. In this novel we follow Kate’s journey in finding out what really happened to her daughter, Amelia; did she jump off the school’s roof or was she pushed? Huge praise for Kate who not only solved what happened to Amelia but also never gave up even when things seemed to take a turn for the worst.
Calpurnia – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee | It’s been years since I’ve read this but one of the few things I remember is that Calpurnia was an amazing mother figure for Scout and Jem. Although they lived in a society where people of color were treated horribly, it never stopped her from loving the kids as her own and teaching them how to read and write.
Patty and Nadine – The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli | These two mommies are pretty awesome and have raised some pretty amazing kids. They always show Molly, Cassie, and Xav their full support and can sense whenever something is wrong. Patty and Molly were the first lesbian couple I’ve read in a book and I am so onboard with it.
Varya – The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin | Although Varya isn’t the best mom later in her life, I did get a sense that she was the mother figure to Daniel, Klara, and Simon. She reminded me of my oldest sister; I remember for the longest time I would consider her my other mom since she would always take care of me and the sisters in between us.
That’s all I have for today. Who are your favorite fictional moms or mom-like figures (can be from somewhere else besides a book)?
Until next time!