Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there!
I wanted to celebrate mums by doing a quick post about some of my favourite, loveliest mums in the bookish world.
4. Sally Jackson from the Percy Jackson books
Percy’s relationship with his mom is just really special. She stays with Gabe to keep her son safe, despite the way he stops her from pursuing her dreams – and it’s implied, at least to us grown-ups, that he’s hurting her and Percy behind the scenes. It’s also clear that she’s done a great job bringing Percy up, as he shows a profound respect for her and for women in general.
3. Ma from Room
Ma is an amazing woman. Despite what she must be going through, she never for a second lets her little boy see her pain. She stays upbeat for his sake and does what she must to please ‘Old Nick’ to keep Jack safe.
2. Mrs Pullman from Wonder
‘My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.’
Auggie Pullman’s mom has so much on her plate, what with Auggie’s condition and trying to work out what’s going on in her teenage daughter’s mind. Rarely, though, does she let Auggie or anyone else see through her strong exterior. It’s her idea to send Auggie to school, proving that she loves him enough to let him go and mix with people, rather than trying to keep him cooped up inside away from all the staring. She’s amazing.
(Click here to read my review of this book.)
1. Mrs Weasley from the Harry Potter series
She needs no explanation.
And the worst mum I could think of…
Mrs Wormwood from Matilda
Like many of Roald Dahl’s characters, Mrs Wormwood is just awful! She has no interest in her daughter, discourages her from learning and reading books and openly favours her son. At the end of the film she at least shows a little bit of remorse, but the book version has no qualms whatsoever about her actions!