Why Is Drama Always Following Me?

A Chapter Book about How to Work Out Disagreements with Peers

Author: Jennifer Licate
Illustrator: Suzanne Beaky
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Izzy is a confused wreck. Every friendship she has swirls with drama, leaving her emotionally and physically exhausted. 

But why all the drama? Is it because Izzy is too judgy? Too sassy? Too cocky for her own good? Or is she simply misunderstood, a blameless victim whose friends are really at fault? This is the puzzle Izzy has to solve if she ever hopes to save her relationships and her sanity. 

As the bonds in her friendships continue to fray, Izzy seeks support and guidance from her loyal sister, Maya. With empathy and understanding, Maya offers encouragement as she helps her sister confront some hard truths: Izzy is an interrupter, a one-upper, and a bragger. 

Caught unaware of how she speaks toward her friends, Izzy is determined to make amends and do better. Now, she just needs to figure out how. 

Why Is Drama Always Following Me? is a fast-paced chapter book that examines the social minefield of middle school friendships, particularly among girls. As Izzy works to repair her relationships, young readers will be inspired to think about and improve how they speak to and communicate with their friends and family.

The story can be supplemented with a Teacher and Counselor Activity Guide that includes discussion questions and activities to engage readers in meaningful discussions about the importance of communicating respectfully and responsibly. 

Award-winning author and school counselor Jennifer Licate adds another powerful story to her popular Navigating Friendships series of chapter books. 

The series also includes:

Enjoy a sneak peek at the story!

Published by Boys Town Press
ISBN: 978-1-944882-94-5
Juvenile Fiction
Full Color Illustrations
47 pages
Softcover, 6"x9"
Grades 4-8; Ages 9-14
Lexile Measure: 670L
F&P Level: R