Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Why I Love Wednesdays...Favorite Book Family


Reflections of a Bookaholic

I am returning with my feature... Why I love which takes place on Wednesdays. Today's proclamation of love concerns our Favorite Book Family

Why I Love...Teenie's family



If you think about it, this is a ridiculously hard questions to answer.  As I perused through the books that I read this year it became quite clear that families are simply missing in books these days.  Somehow isn't strong, tough, or have experienced a difficult time if they managed to have a family to support them.  Last time this prompt came up, I picked the March family from Little Women. I started to choose them again before I realized I had already done so.

So who to pick.  I could pick the Black Dagger Brotherhood because they are a family of sorts.  But that wasn't really what I was getting at. I desperately want to pick Karou's makeshift family in The Daughter of Smoke and Bone (because I find more reasons to love this book every time I think about it), but again, that's a makeshift family and I wanted to pick strong family unit.   Ultimately, I settled on Teenie's family in Teenie by Christopher Grant.   Teenie had both parents in her home and siblings that were very mean but loving.  When I think of the joke that they played on her concerning the ashes in a urn, it makes me chuckle.

But honestly this question shouldn't be so hard.  Where are the families in books?

Which book families do you love? Feel free to create your own post and link up.  Don't want to create an entire post?  Tell me your favorites in the comments.  Thanks for stopping by for another week of Why I Love Wednesdays!!


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18 comments:

  1. You're right, most books aren't really focused around families very often now days. I couldn't think of one! I agree with you, in a general sense the BDB books have they're own unconventional family.

    It's really bugging me that I was unable to think of even one family to write about. :-)

    Happy Reading!
    Tamara @ Shelf Addiciton
    shelfaddiction.com

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  2. The Weasleys for me.
    Great mom with a big personality (like myself), smart kooky dad, lots of siblings, and a FANTASTIC house.
    Great question.

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  3. I loved Teenie's family too! They seem so real. I love the way the mom and dad interact with each other. It is soo true that good family units are not in books anymore. (esp. Shiver Series) I would love to read more books were family is center in the strong female charater's life. Great post!

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    1. I agree. I love that feeling. Somehow authors aren't dealing with families right now.

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  4. This is a great question and I ran to my shelf to see if something would pop into my head. Nothing did..until I read Juju's post above, lol.

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    1. Lol. I should have mad this into a challenge or something. There aren't a plethora of options.

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  5. I agree that good strong families are disappearing from fiction. And it is certainly possible to go through really tough things, even with a supportive family. I am proof positive of that. I think no families (especially in YA) is a convenient trope so the MC can be free to do whatever they want. Anyway, Teenie's siblings seem to be the normal siblings who love to torture each other but will not let anyone else get away with that.

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    1. That's exactly it. I'm like that with my own brother so I love seeing that in books.

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  7. I think I am just gonna say the Ingalls family :)

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  8. Hey I read that book and I loved it!!!
    I gave it 5 stars.
    I loved the mom in this book, I thought she made very good choices and I thought she was a great mom.
    I wish he would write another one!

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    1. I just checked his website to see if anything new was in the works. I was feeling the same way as you.

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  9. You are not kidding when you say families are missing in stories these days. I don't read too many novels that deal with kids so I don't really have a favorite literary family that is new to me this year. I will say that I really loved the family feeling from the Jonathan Mayberry Rot and Ruin series--it isn't traditional but it is solid!

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    1. Oh that book keeps coming up again and again. I almost want to read it but I'm afraid of the cover.

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