Fictional Dads! Father’s day is in four days, but I am really feeling this topic for this week. I did have to do a bit more searching than usual, but it’s fine, I’m happy with my choices 🙂 .
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han
“So that’s where I get it from. My dad. He lives in a fantasy world.”
He was such a supportive dad and I remember loving him in the first book especially (though he was great throughout the whole series if I’m honest).
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
“You know, Liesel? I nearly wrote you a reply and signed your mother’s name. …But I couldn’t. I couldn’t bring myself.”
How could he not be on this list? Number one dad of all time, the support and their dynamic and ALL OF MAKES ME CRY. NO I”M STILL NOT OVER IT.
180 Seconds – Jessica Park
“I wasn’t someone who needed an infant. It wasn’t important to me to make bottles or see first steps or hear first words. Kindergarten, grade school….I didn’t need to do any of that. I wanted to be a father, but being a father is about a lifetime of parenting, not just little-kid stuff.”
Again, the dynamic between the two, especially since he adopted her at 16, seeing her finally open up and them bond together was the sweetest thing. And he sends her care packages with inflatable unicorns… I need that in my life.
Lola and the Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins
“Nathan nods. “Have a good time. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.” I hear Andy as I’m walking out the front door. “Honey, that threat doesn’t work when you’re gay.”
This wasn’t my favorite book, but her dads were no doubt the best part of the entire thing. And yes, that was the quote that made me love then x10 .
My So Called Bollywood Life – Nisha Sharma
“…There is nothing noble about your actions. And Don’t even think about doing something like this again. Understood?”
“….You’re going to be fine, beta” Her father helped dry the dishes while Winnie packed the leftovers. After a beat he added, “So how many DVD’s did you bury?”
Winnie’s dad was so sweet and supportive, their conversations on fate and destiny and mistakes and their love for Bollywood movies just added to their closeness and my love for them together.
I really went the extra mile for those quotes. It took… longer than I was anticipating to find at least three of them. But it’s fine, everything is fine, I have learned my lesson.
Have you read any of these? Who’s your favorite father figure? Let me know in the comments below!