My Favorite Fathers/Father Figures

Happy Father’s Day! I hope your showing your dad how much you love and appreciate him. If your dad has passed away, RIP to him. Stay strong. I’m sure this day is hard for you. Remember all the great times you guys had together. In honor of Father’s Day, I have decided to share with you my favorite fathers/father figures. Let me know if I missed any key ones. Without further ado, here we go! (These are in no order)


1) Mr. Weasley from the Harry Potter series

He is such a great father figure for Harry. Mr. Weasley is caring and always seems to look out for Harry.

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2) Sirius Black from the Harry Potter series

Yes there may be too many Harry Potter characters. All the characters mentioned impacted Harry in a big way. Sirius Black was his godfather who protects Harry and tells him about his parents.

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3) Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series

I promise this is the last Harry Potter character. Dumbledore protected Harry, gave him advice and took him on a wild journey. Dumbledore was a major part of Harry’s life.

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4) Uncle Big in The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

He’s such a great character! Yes he is normally high. Yes he has been married several times. But he seems to want to listen to Lennie ramble on. He seems to care about her.

There was no fan art so here is a great quote!

5) Hazel’s Dad in The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

He wasn’t in the story/movie much but he sure seemed to love and care about Hazel.

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Most dads in YA fiction seem to be absent or not good dads. I could only think of 4 wonderful father figures and one dad. Happy Father’s Day to all you amazing dads and father figures!

Thanks for reading!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀


Book Review: Promise by Judy Young

Hey everyone! Today I am doing a Young Teen Book Review. Young Teen books are for grades 4-8 or ages 8-14. Today’s book is Promise by Judy Young.

Name: Promise

Author: Judy Young

# of pages: 351

My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Goodreads Rating: 3.7/5 (pretty low rating!)

Amazon Rating: 5/5 stars

Release Date: 2015

Amazon Summary:

Eleven-year-old Kaden has managed to stay under the radar for most of his life. With the exception of Kubla, a pet crow, Kaden doesn’t have any friends his own age and he’s okay with that. After all, friends can ask inconvenient questions. Questions like Why do you live with your grandmother and where is your father? Questions Kaden doesn’t want to answer. Apart from school and a few trips to town, Kaden and Gram keep to themselves, living a simple life at their cabins outside the small community of Promise. But now Kaden’s life is getting a lot more complicated. He’s starting middle school, which brings its own set of problems for a boy who doesn’t fit in. And then he learns that his father, a man he has never known, is getting out of prison and moving to Promise. After years of being the outsider at school, Kaden is given a chance to come out of his shell when Yo-Yo, a new boy, moves to the area and offers friendship. But can Kaden trust him? Will Yo-Yo be a real friend after he learns about Kaden’s father?

My Thoughts:

This book definitely had lots of twists and turns in the plot. Because of that, I couldn’t stop turning the pages! Kaden’s father Dennis is definitely an interesting character. I recommend this book to anyone! The age range is for 9-11 but I’m over 13 and really enjoyed it.


Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀