Sunday, August 9, 2015

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

 “Terrible things can happen in this life but being in love changes everything. It gives you something to hold on to.” ― Judy Blume, In the Unlikely Event

 In the Unlikely Event is a historical fiction novel. It takes place during a three month span in the years 1951-1952. The small town of, Elizabeth, New Jersey experiences not one, not two but three unfathomable plane crashes within a three month period.

The city is in turmoil and residents have their own theories on why the crashes haven taken place. Everyone is on edge and understandably anxious but amongst the tragedy friendships, love and unity is forged and strengthened.

The story is told from several different perspectives, each giving their own unique insight and drawing the reader in. The characters are believable and Blume pulls you into her novel. This is a page turner and will be sure to keep you entertained.

It also took me on a research mission to find out the facts of what really happened in those three months and how it impacted those who experienced the tragedy.

Grade: A

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