Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and Bookish and it’s a book listers dream post! Today the list is a freebie about mothers’ so I thought I’d choose some of the most dysfunctional ones I could find – Mommie Dearest…books with crazy mothers!
Mommie Dearest…books with crazy mothers!
At The Edge of the Orchard: Sadie Goodenough was far from a good enough mother. She was crude, put alcohol ahead of her children, and let them down when they needed her most.
The Boy Most Likely To: Well maybe crazy isn’t the right word here. But passive and weak are not mothering skills to be proud of. And Tim deserves so much more.
Lying in Wait: Lydia is not so much an expert in mothering as she is in smothering. And she is pretty much the best example in what not to do when rearing your child. On top of that she is a cold, cold human being. Devoid of any traces of accountability or empathy for others.
The House We Grew Up In: I feel a bit mean including Lorelei as I did love her. But I wouldn’t want a hoarder for a mother, and Lorelei’s extreme hoarding pushed all her family far, far away.
Mr Mercedes: Mr Mercedes is evil personified, and his mother made him that way! She all but made me throw up in my mouth.
Don’t Call Me Baby: The main character has a mother who documents every part of her daughter’s life on her blog. Yes, EVERY part, I repeat every part *cringe*! Nothing is deemed too private to share.
Cinder: Stepmother’s don’t escape my list either. Nice move volunteering Cinder for plague research.
A Game of Thrones. Cersei Lannister. Enough said!
Flowers in the Attic: The grandmother is pure evil, but I think the mother is 100 times worse. Because she actually does love her children, just not as much as she loves herself.