It seems as thus almost every book I’ve read for a while started out with a dead Mom. Somehow she’s dead or in the process of dying. Mom died horribly in an accident. Kid killed her. Dad killed her. Mom died in childbirth. Mom was murdered by a stranger. Believe me, there are many more interesting plots out there other than Dead Moms [ or dead wives is another favorite one.] So, Please no more dead moms or dying moms plots. Come on I know writers can get more creative than that.
If it isn’t a story about orphans then there’s no need for a dead mom to be in the story.
Hmm, I’m beginning to wonder if the Young Adult genre like Moms very much? It doesn’t appear like it. It seems to me that in this genre Moms are anguish of everyone’s ire and suffering.
How about this plot? How about a plot where the Anguish Causing Mom start killing some of these ruthless characters back and see how they like those apples? You know… kill them all off Sarah Connor style: The fictional character in the Terminator franchise.
I mentioned this overused plot because I’ve picked up and read at least 20 books and it was the same plot. Dead Moms.