It took me all of a second to think of this one. I don't know if it's because this book is fresh in my mind from reading it in March, or if there just aren't a whole lot of strong mother figures in YA. My favorite Mom from fiction, without a doubt has to be Mindy Sheridan. She is so protective of her family, but so funny and supportive. She came to the U.S. without knowing anyone but had a strong determination to fit in. She respects her son enough to respect his choice in girlfriends. She is what every parent should be.