In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume | Summary & Analysis

Summary of In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume | Includes Analysis


In the Unlikely Event is a fictional account of a real series of plane crashes that

took place between December 1951 and August 1952 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Miri Ammerman is a young Jewish girl. Her mother, Rusty, made the unusual

choice, for the time period, to raise her daughter alone. They live with Rusty’s

mother, Irene, and brother, Henry, a reporter for the local paper. Miri’s best friend,

Natalie, is the daughter of a local dentist, Dr. Osner. Miri often fantasizes about

Natalie’s mother dying so that Rusty and Dr. Osner can get married. Then the girls

could be sisters.

A young dancer named Ruby Granik boards a plane and, while helping a young

mother with her two small children as the plane takes off, Ruby realizes that

something is terribly wrong. At the same time, Miri and Rusty are on their way

home from a movie when they see the plane coming down…

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.

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• Summary of book

• Introduction to the Important People in the book

• Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

About the Author

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