Summer Reading Club review

From Elaine Pasquali

Title/Author In the Unlikely Event – Judy Blume

I usually don’t like books that alternate among the voices of central and peripheral characters. However, this novel grabbed me and I found myself thinking about it during the day. The story is fabricated around three actual plane crashes in the same New Jersey neighborhood, just a few weeks apart. Residents’ speculation about the cause of the disasters range from accident to sabotage to alien terrorism. The disasters affect the lives of teenage Miri and her family and friends in ways that they never could have anticipated. This is the first Judy Blume “adult” book that I have read. I definitely will read others.

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