Tuesday, January 26, 2016
In the Unlikely Event/Judy Blume/402 pgs.
Thirty-five years ago, in the early 1950s, several airplane accidents happen in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Based on actual occurrences, Judy Blume gives a fictionalized account of these events. Miri Ammerman,one of the main characters in the story, is 15 years-old, and living in Elizabeth, New Jersey during the crashes. Blume takes the reader through the events in the past, up to the present--1987--when Miri is returning to Elizabeth for the 35 year commemoration of the tragedies. Blume does a wonderful job portraying the landscape of the time, and the impact such tragedy has on the families who lose loved ones in accidents, and the loss to the entire community. Highly recommended!