In the Unlikely Event - Judy Blume
Author: Judy Blume
Genre: Historical Fiction
Description: 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, 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. (via Goodreads)
Book Reviews: Despite the mixed reviews that I saw from a number of fellow bloggers that I follow, I actually quite enjoyed this read. Maybe it was because I hadn't read a adult novel of Judy Blume's or that the books that I had just read were just not that memorable or it was a combination of the two that made me enjoy the book more, I don't really know.
I think having a lengthy period of time between reading this and my last book by the same the author probably aided in my like for the book more than for some who had read her previous adult fiction.
Bottom line: A quite enjoyable book based on true events and would recommend the book to those that like historical fiction books that are based on true events. Recommended.