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Five YA Fantasies With Murderous Mothers

It’s not exactly the most relatable content, murderous mothers. While we love the idea of the protective mother afire with rage protecting her children, there is a distinct discomfort that comes with stories where that rage is instead turned toward their family. We’d much rather look upon motherhood as pure and uncomplicated, all while being well aware that women, even mothers, can be as vindictive, diabolical, and abusive as anyone. But as much as we may insist the idea is unnatural, we fixate on stories of killer moms in real life and in fiction.

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