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    Deeply affecting story . . .

    A reader's enjoyment of a novel is often enhanced when the reader is familiar with the setting, so when I read that Judy Blume's latest adult novel, "In the Unlikely Event", was set in a small town in suburban New Jersey, where Blume and I both grew up, I was particularly intrigued, and as I read the novel I recalled many familiar places mentioned in the book. The novel is set in the winter of 1951-1952. During a three month period that winter, three commercial airliners actually crashed in Elizabeth, NJ with significant loss of life. "In the Unlikely Event" relates how the protagonist, fictional fifteen year old Miri Ammerman (Blume was the same age at the time) and her community are affected by these crashes. I am a decade younger than Blume and do not recall these crashes personally. Interestingly, however, I have a recollection of my late maternal grandmother telling me a story about how a close friend of hers lost her daughter and son-in-law in a plane crash; they were flying from Newark Airport to Florida for their honeymoon when the crash occurred. One of the three planes which crashed in Elizabeth was enroute to Florida, and I did some research into that crash and discovered that two young couples were passengers on that plane. Sadly both my mother and grandmother are deceased so I am unable to confirm my recollection. "In the Unlikely Event" is a fast paced read centred around a solid story. Even if you are not familiar with suburban New Jersey, I think you will enjoy it!
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    Meh and More Meh

    I was not a big fan of this book. It was chosen for our book club by a member who had read and loved Judy Blume when she was younger. I found the characters very one-dimensional and never really felt connected with or invested in any of them. The whole book felt kind of flat for me - which is something you wouldn't expect from a book about 3 horrific aviation disasters - especially when it is based on true events. A quick read and many will probably like but I found it to be disappointing overall.
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    As great as ever

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I loved Judy Blume books as an adolescent and young adult and was a tiny bit worried whether she would be able to "get me" as an adult 25 years later. She succeeded and then some. I cared about the haracters and needed to see where they would end up. I loved it!
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    Wonderfully written

    I read a lot of Judy Blume as a kid so I was thrilled to get this. This is a little dark at times, but I love the way this is written. I feel like some people might hate this because they are going in with the wrong attitude. This is a book for adults, so don't read this thinking of your 14 year old inner teen.
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    Unspeakably awful

    My first and last Judy Blume adult fiction. The Nancy Drew series I was reading at age 10 was more sophisticated. Would give negative stars if allowed.
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