In honor of Father’s Day, the wonderful Top 5 Wednesday group assigned a topic for dads. To be more specific, I am dedicating my blog post today to celebrate the top 5 dads (or dad figures) in my 2018 reads thus far.
Complicated Dad Figures
5. Timekeeper by Tara Sim
My opinion on this book fluctuates. After distancing myself from it, I have come to like the romance in it. Furthermore, the complicated dad figure in this book is perfection.
But, I love how he’s not perfect and that there are layers to his relationship with the main plot of the story.
4. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
In this case, the dad figure is a grandfather. This dad figure has a secret and it really tears her image to a mess. I like it a lot. It’s such a plot twist, too, and I could’ve never seen it coming.
3. A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
Again, I don’t want to spoil this story. Henrietta ends up with two strong dad figures. Their relationships are complex and messy. One figure is unsure of her and even betrays her to an extent. The other dad dude is almost a trickster figure. You know how no one can count on those.
2. The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Helig
Another book I am not too sure about because, surprise, the dad figure is so frustrating. He is so driven by guilt and love that he dismisses his daughter’s value as a person. It strikes a nerve, I suppose.
I find myself thinking of this dilemma often, though. Does the dad figure get his way? Does he strike a deal with his daughter? Is there a way to compromise and meet in the middle?
1. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Perry may not be Talon’s actual dad, but listen, this is one heck of an uncle. He risks everything for his nephew. Their bond is absolutely sweet and touching. They have trust between them.