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…
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