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*Read E-pub õ Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes â Perfect For Fans Of Where D You Go, Bernadette And Small Admissions, A Wry And Cleverly Observed Debut Novel About The Privileged Bubble That Is Liston Heights High The Micro Managing Parents, The Overworked Teachers, And The Students Caught In The Middle And The Fallout For Each Of Them When The Bubble Finally BurstsIsobel 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 HerIsobel 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 FamilyWith 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 Trouble For This Tumultuous, Fractured School Community Reading along in Minor Dramas Other Catastrophes, I came across so many wildly true aspects of school life, and found it fascinating to see them through a teacher s eyes, as well as a helicopter parent s If you like social media, and the inside scoop on the harm as well drama, humor and havoc it can create at school, this book is for you Loved it Looking forward to West s next novel, which I hear is underway Even though there are quite a few different subjects explored in this novel, it was actually a pretty light read It was like I was reading something with substance and value but how it was written with the different character perspectives made it a very easy book to fly right thru Really enjoyed this one.High school teacher Isobel Johnson recognizes most of the privileged students she teaches pretty much live in a bubble and therefore she works hard in trying to get them to open their eyes to the world around them She receives a threatening voicemail complaining about her progressive curriculum Julia Abbott is your typical helicopter parent and one day she really messes up and let s just say her entire family is going to feel the consequences of her actions So what do Isobel and Julia have in common Well, they both are subjected to some gossipy posts on a secret Facebook page where parents complain about the school faculty as well as other parents With so many shenanigans going on among the adults, it sure doesn t seem like this school is providing the best learning environment for the students.While I was reading this book I kept wondering who has it harder the teachers, the parents, or the students I ve yet to come up with an answer but I sure am glad it has been years since I have been anywhere near a school as I don t think I could handle all that drama again especially now that social media has been introduced into the mix.There are many issues the author tackles in this novel but like I said before it doesn t feel like such a heavy read With all of the different character perspectives you at the very least have an understanding of who they are as individuals even if you don t necessarily agree with all of their actions My only small criticism is I thought Isobel was a little too picture perfect The author barely grazed the surface of white female liberalism and I think it would have been fascinating if she would have explored that Overall, a good read and the type of book that would make for a fun book club discussion.Thank you to Berkley for providing me with a free advance copy in exchange for an honest review note to self don t assume i ll like a book just because the title is a pun.review to come 2 stars hehe minor dramas because this is a book about small emotional events and also about children s theaterdrama performed by minorsha ha ha yay puns thanks to the publisher for the ARC I enjoyed both Where d You Go Bernadette and Small Admissions, which, in the marketing copy, this book is compared to It shouldn t be It does feature those insufferable helicopter parents that I don t know personally but have read about Maybe it s because I m not a parent myself and I grew up in the days that preceded Law and Order being on TV twenty four hours a day on multiple channels, so my parents let my sister and me play outside all day and simply figured we d show up at dinner when we got hungry Their idea of interfering in our studies was taking us to the library every week so we could read all the books we wanted.The students in this novel are all wonderful The villains are the adults Not just the parents, who were far worse than any character from the movie Mean Girls, but also some of the teachers and administrators who only want to not anger the parents getting the students to actually think for themselves is obviously too subversive because then they might not agree with their parents on everything Maybe if I recognized parents like that, I would have liked the distinctive soap opera drama over things that were outstandingly trivial , but this story line just didn t quite do it for me.Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book, which RELEASES FEBRUARY 4, 2020.