Saturday, July 6, 2013

Book Girls Don't Cry: Bad Parents, Good Parents, No Parents!!


Hello my awesome lovelies!! This weeks topic on Book Girls is Parents in YA. It seems like they either are conveniently absent, or horrible most of the time. It seems very rare to have great parents in YA books. I was going to write out a post like the other girls did, but found it easier to just do a vlog.

 
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Yes, I'm in my bathing suit and wearing sunglasses. The heat index was 98 degrees so I didn't feel like getting dressed to vlog.

What are your thoughts on parents in YA books. Let me know in the comments. Also, as always we are up for topic suggestions.

12 comments:

  1. Cute Glasses Hun! This heat has been crazy!!! I live in Southern California and it's been over 100 degrees every day this weekI can't stand parents that in real life are like the one's are in Camp Boyfriend! Ugh! It's sad that there are some really crappy parents in real life too! I had friend's growing up that could do whatever they wanted, and mine were always supportive, involved, and overprotective! I use to wish mine were more like my friends, but now as an adult, I realize that I was the lucky one. I agree we need more parent involvement in YA books! There are some awesome parents out there, and it's more realistic to balance out the absentee parents with the involved parents! Thanks for sharing your opinion hun! By the way, you always look beautiful! The puffy eyes can't change that!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. Aww thanks Lindy! I used to wish I had patents like some of my friends too, but now I know my mom was great about raising me.

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  2. I'd gladly go in the heat these days, I'm chilling my feet off over here. xP Parents in YA books are all over the place, there's the over protective, not there and the careless ones. I just really don't quite get it but I did love the teen-family relationship in Unearthly as well as Born of Illusion.

    Hope you are feeling better! <33

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    1. Oh yes! I forgot about Unearthly. That is a good one for parent relationship too.

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  3. I know that absent, dumb, or uninvolved parents make getting teens into crazy situations a lot easier for authors. It doesn't really bother me, but I appreciate when they can write that story and still include a realistic parental situation too.

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  4. Love it! So summer.

    Guess those types of books without parents are more like NA books. Sometimes it seems like the parents are out of it or overly involved as part of the plot lines. It certainly can be annoying.

    Great vlog.

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  5. It is sooooo hot where I'm at. I literally burned my hnds on the steering wheel.

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  6. Sorry you were having a rough week hun *HUGS* but yeah, lack of parents in YA is something I've been complaining about recently so I was glad that you ladies decided on this topic this week! Honestly though, I don't think I've read a single book you mentioned in your post Womp Womp. I was quite impressed that Born of Illusion featured an MC with an actual living AND involved parent who cared! *gasp* Right now I'm reading The Beautiful and the Cursed and while both the MC's parents are alive, her mother is VERY un-involved (so far) and her father didn't even move away with them >.< I honestly wonder sometimes if all MC's were orphaned before Harry Potter or if that series made things worse LOL Anyways fabulous discussion lady, thanks for sharing :)

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