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Mother's Day with MKB

Happy Mother's Day from MKB!

As we all know, Mothers - and in fact, all parents! - can occasionally be absent from books. But sometimes, they're there and they're awesome. That's why this Mother's Day we've created a list celebrating some of our favourite mothers from the big screen or in the pages of our favourite books (or both!).

 

1. Easy A

Rosemary from Easy A is a great example of a Mum you have to love. Funny, caring and amazingly positive, she doesn't judge Olive for her choices, choosing instead to support and encourage her daughter to make her own path. Plus, she seems like she'd be a lot of fun to hang out with – Olive certainly seems to have gotten her sense of humour from her parents!

 

2. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Obviously, no list of our favourite Mothers from books would be complete without Mrs Weasley. She's the mother who gave Harry the same affection she gave to her own 7 children, who fought a dark witch to keep her daughter safe. She's tough, caring and can see right through all your tricks - even if she does (did! *sob*) sometimes get Fred and George mixed up!

 

3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Frannie Lancaster enrols Hazel into the support group where she meets Gus! So, with her also chaperoning their trip to Amsterdam it's clear that she helps to make their amazing love story succeed. When it comes to light that she's also been taking classes to become a social worker who specialises in counselling parents of children suffering from cancer, it's clear just how much she loves her daughter. Okay? Okay.

 

4. The Princess Diaries Series by Meg Cabot

Helen Thermopolis is a fabulous Mum. She encourages Mia to be confident and opinionated about the things she believes in, and really cares about Mia and Rocky - even if she's occasionally forgetful! And any mother who can support her daughter going off to be the princess of a far-away land can't be too bad!

 

5. Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan 

Sally Jackson did everything she could to keep Percy's Demigod nature a secret so he'd be safe. She married Gabe Ugliano so his stench would cover Percy's scent - even though he treats her so badly that Percy helps her turn him into a statue with the head of Medusa! She supports Percy through all this adventures, proving that no matter how much God-blood you have running through your veins, you're never too old to have a mother that cares about you.

 

6. Amy and Matthew by Cammie McGovern

Amy's mother is overprotective, but she just wants what's best for Amy - and eventually, that does mean letting her make her own choices. Although this story belongs to Amy and Matthew, Amy's mother's actions - and their relationship - are important elements of her journey.

Let us know about your favourite mothers in books or films!