Page Turners Book Club will be discussing In the Unlikely Event on July 13 at 3 PM at Danville Public Library.
What if a plane crashed in your town? What if this happened three times in a three-month period one winter? In a story inspired by true events, Miri and her friends and fellow townsfolk witness these crashes and the trauma reverberates throughout the whole town. Miri is 15 and falling in love for the first time, Rusty is a single mother adamant that Miri never met her father, and Christina is in a relationship she keeps hidden from her family, fearing their disapproval. This is one of the few adult novels that Judy Blume has written, though given that the primary protagonist is a teenager, I can see young adult fans of Blume’s other books wanting to read this as well.
Review by Jessica A.