Unfortunately, good parents in books tend to be…unusual. Everyone’s either dead or horrible or only shows up to ground the main character from going on a date. But today is father’s day, so we’re not going to talk about the dead/horrible/absent parents of YA! We’re talking about (drum roll please)…fantastic bookish dads!
LOLA’S DADS FROM LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR
Lola’s dads are basically the best. They make run a business making pies and drive a truck to deliver them and totally don’t bat an eye when their daughter sews a Marie Antoinette-inspired prom dress.
EMMMY’S DAD FROM EMMY & OLIVER.
Oliver’s dad was…not fantastic. Emmy’s, however, was funny and made jokes an was generally a pretty good dad, if a bit overprotective.
ARTHUR WEASLEY FROM THE HARRY POTTER SERIES BY J. K. ROWLING
Arthur Weasley is like the dad of YA novels. He’s a obsessed with Muggles and their strange, non-magical solutions to things, a bit scatterbrained, but extremely kind to both his own family and to Harry, who, in Arthur’s eyes, just kind of showed up one day.
ANDIE’S DAD FROM THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING BY MORGAN MATSON
Sure, Andie’s dad might have been absent at the beginning of the novel, but as the novel goes one, she and her dad get closer and it’s basically the cutest thing ever.
RAMONA’S DAD FROM THE RAMONA QUIMBY SERIES BY BEVERLY CLEARY
Sure, this might be a MG series, but Ramona and her dad have one of the cutest parent-kid relationships, and it deserves a mention.
Tell me, blogglings, who are your favorite bookish dads? Do our lists share anyone?