Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and while I was thinking about all the ways to tell my mom thank you, it got me thinking about the moms of YA. I compiled a list of books that after you read them, you’ll be wanting to go hug your mom.
5 Moms in YA That Will Make You Want to Hug Yours
1. Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
Stella and Will both have cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that over time causes persistent lung infection and limits the ability to breath. People with CF must stay at least 6 feet apart at all time, so you can imagine how things get complicated when Stella and Will fall in love. Reading this book you can really tell that Stella and Will’s moms want the best for their children, Will’s mom signs him up for many drug trials in the hopes that they’ll be able to help her son. Reading about these two moms and how much they will do to help their children, will make you want to tell yours how much you love her.
2. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Ok, I know what you’re thinking. Jocelyn Fray (or Fairchild) is in a coma for most of this book. BUT! You have to admit she is kind of amazing. She’s an awesome Shadowhunter, artist, and mom to Clary. Everything she did as she lived in hiding from Valentine Morgenstern was so that she could protect her daughter and if that doesn’t make you want to hug your mom then I don’t know what will.
3. Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Lennon is raised by two moms, who own a sex shop together and are incredibly positive and supportive. Need I say more? No not really, but I will. Zorie also has a great mother/daughter relationship between her and her stepmom, I promise you that by the end of this amazing YA romance from Jenn Bennett you’ll be calling your mom to tell her you love her.
4. Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
I can promise within the first couple pages of reading this book, you will love Ari’s relationship with his mom. If the really interesting family relationships in the book aren’t reason enough, then the slow burning love story between Aristotle and Dante will get capture your interest.
5. Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian
So this book is kinda a staff fave and we all agreed the Regina McGowan is amazing. Megan’s parents are in the army and when they get re-stationed to South Korea, Megan goes to live with their family friends, the McGowans. Megan has always been a single child and now has basically inherited 7 brothers – which gets complicated when two of them are SUPER cute. Regina McGowan is so excited when Megan moves in because she finally gets to have a daughter. Plus remembering that she raised 7 7 boys, I think it’s safe to say that Regina is amazing.