In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume, 5 stars

I’m not one of thunlikelyose people who loved Judy Blume growing up. But I’ve read my fair share and this book caught my eye. I’m so happy I picked it up. It’s as near perfect as a book can be. I love books that feel like you’ve just slipped into someone’s skin and this has that feeling down to perfection for every character’s POV. And there are a lot of POVs in this!

For some people that gets too confusing, but it worked for me. Maybe that had to do with having the audio book, I’m not sure. This book still had a main character in Miri, and all the other POVs only serve to flesh out her story and demonstrate how tangled up our lives become with one another.

Miri herself is great. It’s a coming of age novel and she starts as your basic almost fifteen-year-old worried about nothing more than school and friends. The growth to her character and those around her over the course of the story was awesome. Having three real life plane crashes be the catalyst for the changes that occur was an interesting choice. I think it plays well because it is true and Blume lived where it happened and saw first hand what the fear did to people.

Not a book to read on a plane, but otherwise snatch it right up!

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