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In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
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it was ok
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Forgive me, Judy, for I have sinned. I ended up skimming the second half of this book, and reading the last 3 chapters. I so looked forward to this book. Therefore, I was bitterly disappointed when I subconsciously started rooting for the third airplane crash to take out the entire Osner family.

In my earlier update, I complained about the large number of characters. Judy Blume (#1 favorite author of my girlhood) lived in Elizabeth, NJ during the tine of the real-life airline crashes there so perhaps she wanted to pay tribute to a large number of her real-life acquaintances. But I think the story would have been much tighter with only 4 or 5 characters and points of view. Even going strictly with 33-year-old Rusty's point of view would have made for a much more interesting book.


This book is a love letter to Elizabeth, to the 1950s, and oddly enough, to dentistry.

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Reading Progress

August 11, 2015 – Started Reading
August 11, 2015 – Shelved
August 11, 2015 – Shelved as: fiction
August 11, 2015 –
19.0% "So many characters to remember..."
August 12, 2015 – Finished Reading

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