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Friday, March 8, 2013
Freebie Friday 34: The Five D's of YA Parents
In my review on Wednesday, I mentioned "parents who fall into what I'm now officially calling the Five D's of YA Parents: Dead, Divorced, Distant, Drunk, or Distracted."
And several of you said, "You should do a post on that!"
I'm working on it. And I'm adding a couple more D's. Like Deranged...
I don't think there are a lot of deranged parents in YA, but I'd say that Warner's father definitely qualifies!
But I thought we'd focus on the positive today. There are many, many divorced parents out there who are fantastic parents -- any examples of that in YA? And what about other YA parents who are Devoted … Dutiful … Dependable … Demonstrative … Doting? Maybe even Drama-Free?
Here are a few of my favorite YA parents.
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Lola has two dads, which means double the overprotectiveness. I loved them! But I'm still getting used to this new cover….
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Nobody likes to admit they're a helicopter parent, but most of us do hover. Andi's best friend Vijay's mom, Mrs. Gupta, wants the best for her son. No one can say she's not around. Loved her!
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. King
I was so happy that parent Ken Dietz gets a POV in this book. And he makes flow charts. Vera's mom left and he's doing the best he can to be a single parent to his teenage daughter.
There are LOTS of other amazing parents (or even surrogate parents, like aunts, older siblings, etc.)
Tell me in comments about your favorites!
Here's what's in the Freebie Friday goody pile this week -- any of the three books above featuring my favorite YA parents OR:
Crash and Burn
The Summer Prince
Notes From Ghost Town
Just One Day
Pushing the Limits
The Trouble With Flirting
Perfect Scoundrels (not pictured)
Winner will be drawn Monday, March 11 at 9 am. Open internationally, but if the cost of mailing the prize exceeds $10 US, then I will order the winner anything up to $10 US from The Book Depository -- that includes Dear Cassie, The Trouble With Flirting and The Look!
So, to enter, just tell me in comments about a favorite parent in YA. If you don't have a blog or an email connected to the account you comment with, please leave your email in the Google Doc so I can find you if the randomizer picks your number! Thanks for stopping by :)