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Top Ten Books With Bad Moms:
I figured there would be tons of books featuring the great mom’s of literature today, so I thought I’d whip up a quick list of the worst moms… only it was a lot harder than I thought it would be. There’s tons of not so great parents in books, but most characters have complexity that stop them from being 100% The Worst Mom Ever. But the moms in these books are pretty bad. These are moms who most certainly do not put their children’s needs above their own (*cough* Corrine from Flowers in the Attic *cough), who punish their children for their own transgressions (shout out to Tita’s mom in Like Water for Chocolate), moms who terrorize their children (Carrie’s mom and Odd’s mom) and moms who probably shouldn’t have had children in the first place… which is all of them. Did I miss any famous bad moms? Shakespeare has some, for sure, and Mommy Dearest- which I never read, so I didn’t add it to the list- plus, I wanted to stay away from actual real-life moms.