In The Unlikely Event – Judy Blume


I think it has been about 20 years since I have read a book by Judy Blume. As always, she did not disappoint. I will be honest and say it took a few chapters before I really began having a vested interest in the characters and plot, but once I got to that point, it was difficult to put it down.

This is a fictional story, with the main action of the story revolving around real events that happened in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where Mrs. Blume grew up. There were 3 airplane crashes within a span of 58 days during the 1951-1952 school year, and Judy was an 8th grade student at the junior high school when these crashes took place.

She easily pulls together a story that spans 35 years, and many characters are introduced that play a significant role from beginning to end. The main characters are Miri, Henry, Natalie, Mason, Rusty, Irene, and Corinne, just to mention a few. Okay; just to mention several.

There is drama, suspense, romance, fighting, and all of the struggles that boys and girls go through as they become adults. No spoilers as usual, but it is definitely a story worth investing a few days of reading on.

Have you read it already? Let me know what you thought!

4 thoughts on “In The Unlikely Event – Judy Blume

  1. Travellinginmybookcase July 10, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    Haven’t read a Judy Blume book since I was about 11/12 and it was the fudge series. Must try this. Great review šŸ™‚

    • Angela July 10, 2015 / 8:56 pm

      Thanks for sharing! I am not sure what the last story was that I read by her.

  2. jenp27 July 10, 2015 / 8:57 pm

    I haven’t read it yet but I did buy it and it’s waiting to be picked yp

    • Angela July 10, 2015 / 9:03 pm

      I would love to hear what you think of it! It did take me a bit to get into it, but I am glad I stuck with it. Thanks for sharing!

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