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In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume

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Lyndi (mibookobsession) I'm reading this for my week 18 topic summer or beach read although it's only week 9. It's currently 28° in Michigan and I'm cuddled up with my blanket and a cup of coffee while the snow falls outside.
I've been waiting for my library hold on this ebook for a long time and they finally delivered...hopefully it's worth the wait!

In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life.

Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, Judy Blume imagines and weaves together a haunting story of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by these disasters. She paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place — Nat King Cole singing “Unforgettable,” Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.

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Kelly Brown | 379 comments I plan to read this for the historical fiction prompt. Hope you enjoy it. Wish we had some snow!

Krissy (krissystewart) | 411 comments I was not a fan of this book at all :/

Jody (jodybell) | 3489 comments I'm about to start this for my Week 18 beach read as well. To be honest, I don't have very high hopes for it, and I'm kind of regretting my choice, but I'm determined not to change my plan this year, so ... here I go!

SamZ (samwisezbrown) | 182 comments Read this for week 18 also. This book was really good, kind of weird, and very interesting. It took several days for me to get into it, mainly because there were so many characters and POVs. However, once I got about a third of the way in, I finished the rest in about a day. I love the way Judy Blume makes her characters real. Sometimes they're good people, sometimes they do stupid things, sometimes they're brats that you hate. Either way, they are all read, with feelings, thoughts, and reactions that are unique to each character. Overall, a good read.

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