The Best & The Worst Fictional Mothers {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi guys, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

in honor of Mothers’ Day, today is all about fictional moms. So let’s talk about some of the best and some of the worst moms in fiction!

BEST: Molly Weasley (Harry Potter)

Molly Weasley

Let’s start with the obvious, shall we? Almost everybody would love their own Weasley sweater, knit specially for them by Molly Weasley. (I know I would.)

WORST: The Commandant (An Ember in the Ashes)

Other than just generally being cruel and evil, I’m also pretty sure that trying to kill your own son is not okay

BEST: Maura Sargent (The Raven Cycle)

Maura Sargent is pretty much the best mom / psychic combo out there!

WORST: Cersei Lannister (A Game of Thrones)

Cersei Lannister

Sure, she loves her kids. But she’s also cruel, conniving, manipulative and somewhat of an alcoholic. Not to mention, her kids tend to end up dead anyway.

BEST: Sally Jackson (Percy Jackson)

Sally Jackson

There’s nothing Sally wouldn’t do for Percy, whether it’s making blue food or living with a douchebag for Percy’s safety.

WORST: Mrs. Reed (My Life Next Door)

When your daughter feels more at home with the neigbors than with you, there may be a small problem.

BEST: Emily Spier (Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda)

Though she may take her job as a child psychologist home sometimes to her kids’ annoyance, she’s also super nice and supportive and a great mom.

WORST: Mrs. Everdeen (The Hunger Games)

Mrs. Everdeen

Sure, there are definitely terrible circumstances that Mrs. Everdeen had to deal with. But when your daughter is forced to hunt and put her life in danger to keep your family from starving, while you’re doing nothing, you may need some urgent help!

BEST: Mrs. Mendoza AND Mrs. Quintana (Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of the Universe)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a story about two boys… who both happen to have amazing mothers.

WORST: Margaret White (Carrie)

Umm… I feel like this one pretty much goes without saying.

who are some of your favorite fictional mothers? ANd some of your least favorites?

49 thoughts on “The Best & The Worst Fictional Mothers {Top Ten Tuesday}

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Yes, clueless is definitely a good way to describe Mrs. Everdeen 😉
      Oh, I do hope you’ll love Percy Jackson! Most people don’t seem to like the movie, but I actually did love it 🙂

    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Yes, they all are such amazing moms, I didn’t take me long to think of them, they were the first ones to come to mind. And now I have a craving for blue food 😉 Thanks Uma!

  1. Greg says:

    Molly seems awesome even though I haven’t really encountered her yet (having read only the first book) and Cersei… oh my gosh yeah she’s nasty. 🙂 And Mrs. Everdeen – yeah.
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  2. Holly says:

    I always sort of resented Katniss’ mom while reading The Hunger Games, though I did feel bad for her because of the tough circumstances…. so conflicting!
    Great list!

  3. Allyson says:

    This is a great list! What I love so much about Mrs. Weasley is that she has so much love to give that she doesn’t just give it to her multitude of children. It spills over to everyone she comes into contact with. That’s a lot of love to give!

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  4. Di @ Book Reviews by Di says:

    Ahhh – excellent, excellent list!

    There are SOOO many great mothers in the HP universe and I think Molly Weasley is the best of them.

    I need to read the sequel to Ember but I did love the first book (which I still have to review!!! Eep!).

    I also need to read The Raven Cycle so badly.

    Sally Jackson! She IS amazing and I love the blue food tradition.

    This is a great list! Thanks for sharing.
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    • Lindsey Habets says:

      Thanks, Di 🙂
      Molly Weasley is definitely one of the best examples of great mothers, but there are indeed more great moms in the HP universe! Lily, Tonks, even Narcissa. And Mcgonogall may not be a mom, but I love her as a kind of mother figure anyway.
      Oh, hope you’ll enjoy AEITA 2 and The Raven Cycle!
      Sally Jackson sure is amazing and made me crave blue food 🙂

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