The question this week is:
This Sunday in the US is Mother's Day. What are some of your favorite books with strong mother/child relationships?
I honestly can't think of one. I even scrolled down my read list, but not even one title jumped out at me as "I am the one". Mostly, the books I've read have some relationship mother/child, but I can't really call it strong. Or it has been strong at some point, but in the present time it isn't. Does that even make sense?
There are a couple that do strike a cord, but not in the way you mean. For example, there's "Interrupted: Life beyond words", where the mother wasn't entirely sane, and the daughter - Ali - at 13 I think, was doing everything in her power to just keep the mother alive and happy for as long as she could. The woman who adopted Ali afterwards tried her best to give the girl the love that lacked in her life. It was only in the end however, that there was any progress in that department, since Ali was feeling rebellious the entire 5 years of her life with her new mother.
Then another book I think of is "Emerald City", where Olivia and her mom used to have a great relationship - always depending on each other - until the mom took her own life. That left Liv depressed to the point that she attempted doing the same.
And then, though it isn't a YA book, there's "Somebody to Love", which was an amazing story of the love of a mother. Parker was always ready to sacrifice herself for the good of her mischievous son. Even to put up with all the crap she got from her dad.
Well, those are my choices, what are yours?
Follow up note:
I actually thought of a book with a strong mother/child relationship. The Little Women series by Louisa May Alcott is a great example of the love a mother can have for all of her children. And of course the respective response of the girls. That's truly an amazing series and I can't believe I forgot to mention it!!!