Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish.
This week we were assigned a Father’s Day Related Freebie and because I’m unoriginal and out of ideas, I decided to go with the “best” dads in “YA”. Which is fine and all, but I ran into a slight problem. I’ve been thinking about this post for the last few weeks and I could not, for the life of me, come up with ten great dads. ? But I did come up with 7! ? SO, in no particular order…
From Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling.
Father of Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny Weasley.
According to my library, Harry Potter is considered more juvenile than YA, but given some choice words in Deathly Hallows, I think HP fits right in. And what list of best dads would be complete about Arthur?
From To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Father of Jem and Scout Finch
Like Arthur Weasley, Atticus is just one of the dads you have to talk about when talking about the #1 Dads. They both taught their children important life lessons and were not afraid to go against the norm to do what they felt was right.
From If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Father of Mia and Teddy Hall
Denny is honestly one of the most caring fathers in YA. It’s clear he and Mia had a special relationship. Plus, he gave up his music career for his kids and the wellbeing of this family. He’s one of the few dads that stuck with me.
From The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Stepfather of Cole and Liam Stewart
One of the ways to measure how well fathers are at being dads is to see how much their children care about them. And Liam definitely cares about his stepfather and Harry’s done a lot for his family.
From Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Father of Rose Hathaway
Abe might not be your conventional father, but he does what he can to help his kid and her cause and that’s what counts, right?
From Heist Society by Ally Carter
Father of Katarina Bishop
Okay, so Bobby isn’t what I’d call the best dad, but I told you I was running out of options, didn’t I? To be fair, he’s much more caring and obviously loves Kat to bits. Which is more than I can say for a lot of the other dads in YA.
From the Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter
Pseudo-dad to Zach Goode and uncle? to Cammie Morgan
Joe’s fatherly duties are a bit… confusing. As the only real male figure in Zach’s childhood, Joe took on a father-figure-mentory role. And I think he fulfilled some similar gap in Cammie’s life as well as her missing father’s best friend. View Spoiler »Not to mention, eventual stepfather. « Hide Spoiler I think he did a pretty decent job. View Spoiler »A better one than Townsend, at least. « Hide Spoiler
Who would you have included on this list?
Am I missing anyone (I know I am).