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Review: Minor Dramas and Other Catastrophes


Title: Minor Dramas and Other Catastrophes

Author: Kathleen West

Release Date: February 4, 2020

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: Isobel Johnson knows helicopter parents like Julia Abbott--a stage mom whose world revolves around interfering in her children's lives--come with the territory. Julia resents teachers like Isobel, who effortlessly bond with students, including Julia's own teenagers, who have started pulling further away from her.Isobel has spent her teaching career in Liston Heights side-stepping the community's high-powered families. But when she receives a threatening voicemail accusing her of Anti-Americanism and a "blatant liberal agenda," she realizes she's squarely in the fray. Rather than cowering, Isobel doubles down on her social-justice ideals. Meanwhile, Julia, obsessed with the casting of the high school's winter musical, inadvertently shoves the female student lead after sneaking onto the school campus. The damning video footage goes viral and has far-reaching consequences for Julia and her entire family.With nothing to unite them beyond the sting of humiliation from public meltdowns, Isobel and Julia will find common ground where they least expect it, confronting a secret Facebook gossip site that's stirring up more trouble for this tumultuous, fractured school community

My Review: This is a fabulous book that made me fear for other parents once my toddler gets to high school! I loved the cast of characters and how they all developed in the story. Although Julia was really intense she was also very believable. Isobel was a great inspirational great and I really enjoyed her parts. It was also great to see the students have a voice and fight for their beliefs as well. Overall I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend checking this one out!

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*


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