Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is a Father’s Day related freebie.
At first, I wanted to do my ten favorite Dad’s in fiction, but this proved difficult. Instead I’m focusing on books with Dads who have not not: a.) died or B.) abandoned/abused their children. It turns out they are rare indeed.
The first nine are my selection, and the tenth is a selection made by my father when I asked which book had is favorite father is from.
I don’t really remember much about Caden’s father, but from what I remember he was alive and seemed to care for his son.
It’s been a long time since I read this (my freshmen year of high school to be exact), but I remember Ty’s parents being caring. Though, I think the other main character was an orphan.
Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings
The main character’s father seems like a pretty nice guy, even if it does get more than a little awkward at times as he tries to fulfill what would otherwise be the role of our protagonist’s mother.
I don’t remember much about the father’s involvement in this first book, but he became very involved later in the series.
Mister Monday (The Keys To the Kingdom #1)
Okay so, technically, the main character’s biological father is dead. However, Arther loves his adoptive family a lot, so I’m counting it. Also, I think I read this book in elementary school? I feel so old! (Hint, I’m not.)
Found (The Missing #1)
Okay, so this is another one where the main character is adopted, but the main character is close to his adoptive parents.
The Sun is also a Star
The parents in this book have major conflicts with the protagonists, but they aren’t horrible parents, either. The protagonists’ parents are also, most importantly, not dead. Yes, this is seriously the best I can do. . . sorry.
Alienated (Alienated #1)
One of the protagonist doesn’t have parents, (he is an alien clone) but the other one has two very supportive ones.
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1)
Okay, this is another case where the parents are a major source of conflict for the protagonists. Hey, at least they’re not dead.
Okay, so I know nothing about this book. I asked my father what book he thought contained the best father figure he’d ever read. This is what he came up with. So, there you go.
Wow, that was oddly depressing. I had to resort to a book I read in elementary school just to list ten books where the father wasn’t dead?
Who are your favorite literary fathers? Are all these real, live fictional dads hiding someplace beyond my notice? Can you name any other books where characters have fathers who aren’t dead and haven’t abandoned their children?
Share your thoughts in the comments below!